What Type of Learner Are You?

Many people come to university and realise that the way they used to learn new information in school just does not seem to be efficient at university. It can be a difficult transition and it can seem like you’re starting from square one again. However, knowing the different types of learner you may be can […]

Software and study… at home

The Library may not be open physically, but we are certainly here digitally to support you all. Working from home can be challenging, but there is lots of support and software available to ease the transition. A ‘hold’ on print books. Whilst we can’t access the physical library, we need to be maximising the use […]

Non-Academic Lessons of a Year Abroad

Whilst a ‘study abroad’ programme does involve learning and attending your host university, you can absorb so much outside of your lecture theatre. Studying abroad is a huge journey of personal growth, and creating your own story… Independence Undergraduates at the University of Warwick can probably remember their very first term as being world’s away […]

The mature students’ exam survival guide

Revising for exams is hard enough at the best of times, but as a mature student, you’re likely to be juggling a whole load of other things on top. So how do you keep your head when everything around you is threatening to spiral out of control? By Julie Robinson Although no one’s going to claim […]

How to edit and proofread an assignment

It’s the last stage before handing in: proofreading. Perhaps you’re one of those who struggles to spot the mistakes in their own work, or simply can’t bring yourself to reread something you’ve written at all. The litter of cranky spelling corrections and added punctuation scrawled in the margins of your returned assignment is familiar sight […]

Down the rabbit hole…

Despite recently celebrating its 150 anniversary, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland still amuses, baffles and questions its readers. So let’s go down the rabbit hole and explore Carroll’s curious creation… By Nuala Clarke It begins with a white rabbit with poor time management skills and ends with a question: “Life, what is it but a dream?” […]

How To Overcome Presentation Misnomers

If you’re in university for any length of time then chances are you’re going to have to give a presentation. It may be for a seminar, assessment, job interview, conference, or something else entirely…By Philip Gaydon While some of us relish the opportunity to stand up and spout our opinions on a subject, others break […]

Presentation technologies: 5 top tips

Want to make your presentation stand out from the crowd? Not sure how to make the best use of technology, text, images or animation? Like it or not, we all have to do presentations at some point, so we’ve put together a video with our 5 top tips for using presentation technology effectively. So sit […]

Nowhere to hide: Mastering your spoken exam

It’s bad enough when you don’t have the answers, but so much worse when your examiner is sitting right opposite you. These tips will get you through…By Karina Beck. I’ve survived several face-to-face exams at Warwick, including a 2 hour grilling on pre-WW2 literature, and a language exam that went down in history as I […]

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