Digital Discussions: Leading Online Seminars

Leading a seminar can be a scary prospect at the best of times, but dealing with the difficulties of online learning can make it even harder. Whether your session is graded or not, piloting an hour or two of learning is an intimidating task, but there are preparations you can make to ensure success. This blog post offers tips for humanities students that are leading online seminars, with practical advice to make your session run as smoothly as possible.

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How to ace your Dissertation Presentation

Nervous about your dissertation presentation? You’re not alone! As if writing a dissertation wasn’t enough of a task, it seems almost cruel that you have to do a presentation for it as well. For many people, oral presentations (or public speaking in general) can be really stressful experiences. However, the vast majority of degrees require some form of formal discussion about your research, and for many this will actually count towards your grade. Whether it’s formative or summative, it’s worth looking at your presentation as a chance to show your department what you’re made of, and to gain valuable feedback in the process. So, with that in mind, here are some tips to help you ace your presentation!

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World Autism Awareness Week: How the Library can support you

The Library can be an overwhelming place; bright lights, book alarms and the buzz from the group study area. We understand people learn differently and need different spaces, so I’m going to run through some of the different spaces and support we provide at the Library. Better still, we have a student tell us about how they use different Library spaces to support their studying…By Laura Waller

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Don’t romanticize catching sunrises at the library!

Deadlines and exams are approaching as the second term will soon come to an end. With all your dissertations, essays and group projects, how do you manage to find time for everything? Most students cram everything up on a few hours before the deadline meaning they have to stay up all night (or several nights) to finish their assignments on time. As someone who used to do all-nighters, I can assure you there are ways in which you can avoid it!…By Miruna MIhaila

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How to learn beyond your degree

There are times when no matter how much love something, too much of it can make it seem monotonous. It can make someone feel more drained and less motivated to carry on learning. However, they say variety is the spice of life and this definitely holds true when it comes studying! With this article, hopefully, it may inspire people to find some fun extra-curricular activities to do alongside their studies, regardless of background and level!…By Kayvon Taee

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