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Posts from the ‘Dissertation’ Category

The postgraduate journey: staying on track

There’s so much to the postgraduate journey that often it feels like you’d need a map to navigate it… so we’ve made one. Here’s what the Library has coming up to help you stay on track, complete with its very own PG tube map…

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On Track: the 4 stages of writing a Masters dissertation

Just like the weather we experience at this time of the year in the UK, this phase of the academic calendar can be both enjoyable and frustrating for Masters students…By Ide Haghi

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A marathon not a sprint: defeating the dissertation doldrums

So the deadline for your dissertation or final year project is looming and it isn’t all quite going to plan. Here’s our advice for getting over the final hurdle and handing in your magnum opus on time… Read more

The 6 stages of dissertation submission

It might feel a bit unbelievable but you’re nearly done. After twelve months of work, stress, essays, reports, all nighters in the library and more cups of coffee than are strictly healthy you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. But the fun isn’t over quite yet – post dissertation hand-in can prove to be just as emotional… Read more

Let’s celebrate! How and why you should celebrate your achievements during your postgrad

The sun is shining, the library has been more or less abandoned and there’s a large number of parents on campus. It must be the end of a hard working year and (hopefully) the time relax and celebrate all you’ve achieved this year…

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Dissertation troubles: digital solutions?

As with everything these days, where there’s a need, there’s an app. The same applies for managing your dissertation; let’s take a look at what’s on offer… by Karina Beck Read more

Getting the most from your sources: Note taking and speed reading

Faced with a mountain of books and articles for your dissertation? It may seem like a huge slog but with these tips you can get through the reading that you need to do with the minimum of stress… By Chris Vernon

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Feeling like a Masters monster? The Library can help.

As a Masters student you can feel a bit like a twenty-first century Frankenstein’s monster. Still suffering from the sheer knowledge of how much debt you’re in and how much debt you’re going further into, in the limbo land of old and young, questioning “can I go to the Undergrad events even when I’m 21?”…by Tom Stewart

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The 10 stages of working towards a deadline

Well, folks, it’s that time of year again, that horrendous, tedious, threatening, scary, stressful time. We shall call it – deadline season…By Thomas Stewart

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Here’s how not to do your dissertation

Retrospect can be great for self-improvement but for me it is only an unkind reminder of all the things I did wrong whilst writing my dissertation. So someone may as well benefit from my mistakes and that someone may as well be you…By Nuala Clarke Read more