Get Familiar: The Modern Records Centre

Struggling to find original source material? Want to make your essay stand out? Here’s how to get ahead by using the Modern Records Centre (MRC) and its archives…by Nuala Clarke We’ve all been there; staring up at the looming gap of oblivion where your book should be. You check your code again. You look around the […]

My top 5 learning tools

Being a writer, scatter-brain and serial list maker, it is safe to say that I need as many tools to help organise my study life as possible. However, I don’t doubt for a moment that these technological treats are universally applicable, and will certainly prove to be nifty little angels in your lives too… By […]

Celebrating Black History @ the MRC

The Modern Records Centre has a wealth of relevant and engaging archive resources. Read more about how we’ve got involved with Black history month… Every October in Britain, we make a special effort to celebrate the contributions that people of African descent have made to British society, contributions so often ignored and excluded from dominant narratives. […]

Struggling to study: causes and solutions

You’ve got your books, your laptop, pens, paper and highlighters. You’ve got your imminent deadline, and steadily growing worry to hone it. But you just can’t seem to get in the zone and start working. What is the missing piece of this productivity puzzle? … By Laura Primiceri We’ve all been there. Sitting down at […]

Kirby and his #studyhappy work over the past year

Our Study Happy penguin Kirby has become the mascot to students here on campus to promote Study Happy events. Let’s see what he has got up to over the past year… Study Happy is our Library campaign to help support student learning & development and promote a healthy study-life balance. We hosted a range of events through the […]

What kind of searcher are you?

Find your library search personality type and get our tips for how to make the most of the information that is out there, just waiting for you… By Kate Courage When your tutor says to you, “You really need to work on your bibliography. Try some of the Library’s databases…”, rather than sticking your head […]

Power Pose Your Way to Exam Triumph

Want to know Wonder Woman’s secrets? Need a bit of Superman attitude for your next exam? Two minutes of power posing could do the trick…By Carina Hart So what is power posing? Social scientist Amy Cuddy gave this fantastic TED Talk in 2012, in which she describes her research into how your body language affects not […]

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