Assisstive software: remember better

Assistive software comes in lots of shapes and forms and it’s more accessible than ever. You’ve probably used it, whether or not you thought of it that way. The most common (but perhaps not obvious) examples would be things like spellcheck and predictive text. Virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google's Assistant are everywhere … Continue reading Assisstive software: remember better

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Assistive software: Work better

Assistive software comes in lots of shapes and forms and it’s more accessible than ever. You’ve probably used it, whether or not you thought of it that way. The most common (but perhaps not obvious) examples would be things like spellcheck and predictive text. Virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google's Assistant are everywhere … Continue reading Assistive software: Work better

Learning a new skill: coding

Have you ever thought about learning how to code but never actually got around to doing it? Or are you the type of person who just likes learning new things? Many employers are saying tech skills are a big boost on a CV nowadays, so depending on your future plans, it might be worthwhile getting … Continue reading Learning a new skill: coding

Making the Most of University Facilities: Sport and Fitness

It’s important to make the most of your university experience, and the best way to do this is by taking advantage of everything the University has to offer! This doesn’t just mean academic opportunities, but health and fitness too. This blog post aims to give you some ideas of what you can do outside of … Continue reading Making the Most of University Facilities: Sport and Fitness

How to develop skills and have fun at uni: goal-scoring tips!

Did you know, in a recent survey conducted by the Institute of Directors, 65% of directors rated employability skills as more important than specific academic knowledge? That’s a considerable percentage! And the good news? Those employability skills aren’t as hard to gain as you may think. Clubs and societies are not only a fantastic way … Continue reading How to develop skills and have fun at uni: goal-scoring tips!

Brain power recipes that don’t break the bank!

Exams are looming and the “Ali G” is packed to the gunnels with students studying for the imminent exams. Although feeding your brains with knowledge often takes priority during exam season, it’s also important to remember to fill your tummy with lots of goodness to power through the long days of revision. To help you … Continue reading Brain power recipes that don’t break the bank!

What’s your cup of tea? Five great study cafés on campus!

With dissertation hand-ins and the summer exam period looming, students often find themselves sitting in the same building everyday, be it at home or in the Library. A change of scenery can sometimes be good, especially if the new location has free WiFi, good grub and caffeine kicks. To help you decide on a new … Continue reading What’s your cup of tea? Five great study cafés on campus!