As second term draws to a close and deadlines are fast approaching, it can feel extremely overwhelming. The library has so many unique ways to help you feel more like yourself and balance your time. Here are some of the great ways you can use the library to create a more mindful experience as life gets busy.
Even though the library is associated with reading, writing essays and Humanities students, there are tonnes of ways that STEM students can benefit from this learning space. It can seem intimidating to work in the library as a STEM student, but there are so many incredible ways to make the most of the space, no matter what subject you study!
Here are some of the ways STEM students can make the most of the library:
“This term has simply flown by.” Clichéd though it may be, it always seems to be true. So much has happened in such a short space of time! In this post I will talk about my thoughts on the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study as a masters student and the observations from my first term here at Warwick.
Katie shares her story about returning to study following a long break while she worked. From the initial anticipation of choosing a course and applying, through to the differences of then and now, Katie looks at the value of the mature student experience… By Katie Hall
Starting life as a postgraduate is exciting, but it can also be extremely daunting. While as an undergrad you would be in the same boat as all your classmates for three years, navigating a difficult but well-mapped-out route, as a postgraduate it’s easy to feel like you’re in a lifeboat by yourself in the uncharted waters of academia. Thankfully, at the Library we offer a number of different recurring events and programmes and services for postgraduates to help make sure you don’t feel lost at sea (time to drop anchor on this tenuous naval metaphor)… by David Richardson Continue reading “Mastering Warwick as a Postgraduate”
As you get closer to submitting your final master’s submission, you are likely to be going through the final submission checklist and making sure all the “I” s are dotted and the “T” s are crossed. Of course, there is always that tiny voice inside your head that is asking whether you have actually checked everything and making sure that you are not forgetting anything at all! To comfort that inner voice, here are a few things you mustn’t forget… by Shreeja Roy Continue reading “Dissertation Submission Checklist”
As someone who’s writing this blogpost as a break from dissertation writing, I know that keeping motivated at this stage in your Masters course is difficult. All your friends are out enjoying their summers and you’re stuck inside writing. Just because you’re almost finished, it doesn’t mean you should slack on your wellbeing! Here’s a few things I’m doing to keep happy and healthy this summer… by Amy Preston Continue reading “Keeping happy and healthy while writing your Masters thesis”
As graduation season draws to a close, many will be thinking about their futures and what path is right for them. Here are a few tips from a research student to help you work out if life as a postgraduate student is for you… by James Blake Continue reading “Pros and Cons of Postgraduate Study”
As July rolls around, campus empties and the weather significantly improves. All you want to do is lie is the sun, enjoy an ice cream, have a BBQ with friends… but you’re stuck inside chipping away at your Master’s dissertation. Ugh! If staying focused feels impossible and you’re spending far more time scrolling through Facebook or catching up with Love Island than you’d like, then the Pomodoro technique might be for you… by Jessica Tatchell Continue reading “Write Here, Write Now!”
Struggling with your Master’s dissertation? There are some days where no matter how hard you try, you just can’t think of anything to write. Unfortunately, days like these are inevitable and it happens to the best of us. We know we have a lot to write, we even have a vague idea of what to write but yet when it comes to typing what we have in our mind; we find ourselves facing a blank. So, the real question is what do we do when writer’s block hits us? Here are some of the best ways to overcome it… by Shreeja Roy Continue reading “Overcoming Writer’s Block”