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

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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

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

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

The Library Get Started Drop-in

Getting to grips with the Library can seem overwhelming, especially with so many books, and so many sites on campus! To help us get a head start on the new academic year, we decided to test drive the new Get Started Anytime Drop-in, located on the ground floor in the Main Library. Get Started is … Continue reading The Library Get Started Drop-in

Meet your academics: get engaged

A new academic year has started, and with it, there’s already preparation work to do for assignments and mid-terms (if that’s not your situation yet, don’t feel smug – it’s coming!). Starting a new module is always challenging, especially as it sometimes feels that every academic has different expectations. For example, Social Sciences students may … Continue reading Meet your academics: get engaged

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!