Reducing the stress of perfectionism

Do you have trouble with setting high and unachievable standards? Do you find yourself struggling to live up to your own expectations? Originally I was quite apprehensive about this workshop. I know that I'm a perfectionist and that this can be a very annoying characteristic, as well as something which makes me frequently very stressed, … Continue reading Reducing the stress of perfectionism


Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

After being part of the Student Team for two months and helping out with the MLE workshops for about the same amount of time I decided it was time to go and experience one from a student perspective. I now wish I had done that sooner! As the name, Challenging unhelpful thinking habits, suggests, this … Continue reading Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

Mindfulness for relaxation

Have you ever started eating a bag of crisps, taken a couple of bites, then noticed all you had left was an empty packet in your hand? Or been driving somewhere and arrived at your destination only to realise you remember nothing about your journey?  Our busy lives mean it is easy for us to lose … Continue reading Mindfulness for relaxation

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!

Plan your next trip to the Learning Commons!

As mentioned in a previous post, one of the Student Team's daily duties is to collect data from the Learning Commons. We do this by roving on each floor while we record various types of information on our iPads about how the students are using the building's facilities. For example, we're interested in finding out which … Continue reading Plan your next trip to the Learning Commons!

The Library Student Team

Who are we? Hi everyone! Have you ever seen people wearing red branded t-shirts in the Learning Commons or other Library sites and wondered who they are? Well, we’re the Library Student Team, a group of 20 students just like you, who work part-time in the Library to help make your experience here the best … Continue reading The Library Student Team