‘Imposter Syndrome’ is defined by Warwick’s Wellbeing Service as “a psychological phenomenon in which people doubt their accomplishments…and fear being exposed as a ‘fraud’, despite evident success or external proof of competence”. These fears are felt by countless students across the globe, but can feel incredibly isolating. This post provides three practical tips to beat those doubts.Continue reading “Overcoming Imposter Syndrome at University”
The start of a new academic term is a great time to set yourself goals and look forward to things you want to achieve over the next ten weeks. The act of setting the goals, however, usually seems like the easiest part of the whole process, with actually reaching your goals often being the real challenge. How many times have you set yourself a resolution, only to lose your motivation a few weeks later? Here’s some ways you can set an effective goal, that will stick right through to week 10 and beyond.Continue reading “‘Term Two, New You’? Ways to Set Goals That Will Actually Stick”
If you haven’t yet started your dissertation, or are struggling to find your feet, don’t panic. If you’re an undergraduate perhaps you’re battling with how to actually start writing – if you’re a postgraduate maybe you’re just struggling to get the ball rolling. You’re probably thinking “where do I start?”
originally posted on 18/03/2018. Please note that this post fits within a certain context, so the advice given about going out for coffee with a friend, etc. might not be doable in the current circumstances. Check the university’s and the government’s coronavirus guidelines to stay up to date.Continue reading “Throwback Post: How to kick-start your dissertation”
In a world where isolation has now become the norm, we’re all spending most of our day working independently. Some of us are embracing the distraction-free study time to concentrate on our own work, whereas others are missing the social interaction of sitting on floor two with friends, discussing our weekends while working on a reading for a seminar. Whichever category you fit into, navigating a group project is daunting in corona-times for all of us. Fay Inverarity shares her tips on how to make a groupwork lemonade out of this sour online study lemon.Continue reading “University’s New Study Skill: Online Group Work”
Whether you’re a first year or a finalist, ways of studying this year are completely new and, for many of us, these first few weeks have been full of teething problems and time spent adjusting to a new working style. If you’re feeling out of your depth with the new working style – you’re not on your own! There are, however, a couple of things I have found useful to make blended (or completely remote, if you’re isolating!) studying more manageable.Continue reading “Remote Studying: 5 Tips for the ‘New Normal’”
This week’s highlighted resource is the second in a group of four aimed primarily at humanities researchers. It is the Readex AllSearch gateway to primary resources and can be accessed here .Continue reading “Inside the Library’s Labyrinth #6 – Finding the needle in the Haystack”
How much do you know about the reality and the experiences of having dyslexia while navigating higher education? In this post, Rebecca shares her experience, from diagnosis to finding the positives and using it as an advantage. It is Dyslexia Awareness Week, and we would like to share Rebecca’s reflection and tips with you, in the hopes we can bring awareness and make the university experience more accessible.Continue reading “Dyslexia Awareness Week -Dyslexia and Higher Education”
This week’s highlighted resource is Gale Primary Resources. It is a research environment that works across multiple collections and can be accessed via the Library catalogue hereContinue reading “Inside the Library’s Labyrinth #5 – Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket?”
As the library can be one of the most productive places to write essays, conduct research and get university work done, some of you might be worried about how you will work effectively from home. To help you overcome any intimidation about working from home, here are some tips on how to maximise the most of your home work space.
Do you suffer from the afternoon dip? That point after lunch when your brain loses all form of motivation? If you do, here are 5 tips based on my personal experience, which you may find useful.