One of the major side-effects of doing a degree can be becoming disenchanted with reading in your spare time. People who couldn’t keep their noses out of books before university often become bogged down with their course material and can’t find the time to pick up a good book. Even if you do have a spare hour or two, substituting your university textbook for the novel that’s been gathering dust on your shelf can seem like more of the same headache. It’s no surprise that so many students end up resorting to passively consuming Netflix in their spare time. However, now that this academic year is over and the summer stretches ahead before us, it’s the perfect opportunity to start falling in love with books again. Check out the suggestions below, and dive back in!Continue reading “How to fall in love with books again”
E-books are educational, effective, easy-to-use (for the most part), expeditious – and are becoming increasingly essential for teaching and learning. But they can also be exorbitant, exasperating and are sometimes inexplicably unavailable at all. They infuriate librarians but we’d be at a loss without them, particularly in a pandemic. This article gives a Librarian’s view on the benefits and (considerable) challenges of working with e-books…Continue reading “E-books – The Seven E’s: A Librarian’s Perspective”
Those times that ask us to be at home or inside for long periods can feel a bit lonely. But now is the introvert’s time to shine! It’s not only about switching between day pyjamas and night pyjamas, staying at home does not have to be boring. Here are some things you could do to kill that time you have to spend indoors. Continue reading “An introvert’s guide on how to make the best of your time at home”
One of the University’s best-kept secrets is the vast amount of software available to help improve your studies. Not everyone has a traditional learning style. Some of us like to map our ideas out visually, others may prefer to hear things out loud to improve understanding; the key is everyone learns differently… By Laura Waller
I don’t need to tell you that today is Valentine’s Day. The countless Facebook posts and Instagram photos make this knowledge unavoidable. But for many, the day isn’t spent being bombarded with roses or attempting to cook calzone for paramours. It is spent with your truest love: the Library.