Top tips for group work (with podcast!)

We’ve all been there. One person is lagging behind, another person is trying to take control of the entire project, and everyone else is trying to keep the peace. Group work doesn’t need to be such a daunting prospect, it can actually be an excellent opportunity for you and your peers to come together and … Continue reading Top tips for group work (with podcast!)

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Top tips for researching efficiently (with podcast!)

Researching can be tricky but these tips will help level up your research skills. Whether you're researching for a dissertation or assignment, these tips are for you! If you would prefer to listen to these tips you can find the podcast version here: https://soundcloud.com/uomlibrary/top-tips-for-researching-efficiently Tip 1: Know what you want to find It may take a … Continue reading Top tips for researching efficiently (with podcast!)

Strategies for successful language learning

Ever wanted to learn a new language? Thanks to the University Language Centre, it’s easy to pick up a language alongside your studies with the Language Experience for All Programme – something to think about for your free credits next year! But what if you’re already studying languages and need a few pointers on how … Continue reading Strategies for successful language learning

Cornell Note Taking

I only recently discovered how to take notes using the Cornell system, and I wish I’d discovered it sooner! As an English student, I have often found myself overwhelmed by the amount of information I hurriedly jot down during seminars. A few months later, exams arrive and I have to pore over badly organised notes … Continue reading Cornell Note Taking

Relax with MUSE meditation

Exams started on Monday, but the Library is here for you with some relaxation sessions using the brain-sensing MUSE headbands. We’re running these sessions every evening between 4:30 and 5:30 PM until Friday (19th Jan) in the Main Library, Ground Floor Seminar Room. If you’d like to explore the benefits of guided meditation, then drop … Continue reading Relax with MUSE meditation

In the Know Podcast: Revise the smart way

Brief synopsis Looking for something new to listen to? The In the Know podcasts are here to help you get the most out of your university experience! This podcast will provide you with useful techniques to improve your revision and help you cope with exam stress, just in time for January! Listen to the podcast … Continue reading In the Know Podcast: Revise the smart way

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