Looking for some more exam tips? Why not try Lynda, our online learning platform, which has two video playlists specifically aimed at giving examination advice, as well a plethora of academic and learning advice and support.
Lynda.com is a learning platform which has over 5000 video tutorials used to develop creative, software, technology and business skills for learning and teaching. Available to all students and staff, Loughborough University has purchased a subscription from Lynda.com to enhance your digital skills and personal development.
To access Lynda, sign In at the top right of the page, click Sign in with your organization portal and simply enter ‘lboro.ac.uk’ in the box asking for your organisation URL. This will direct you to the Loughborough University sign-in page where you enter your University credentials.
Worrying about your exams? Don’t panic – there are a wide range of resources available on campus to help you through the stresses and strains of the exam period, ranging from a wide variety of study spaces (that’s right, not just us!), IT help and personal and medical advice if things are getting on top of you. Visit the University’s one-stop exam support page here – https://www.lboro.ac.uk/students/exam-support/ – for more info.
If you’ve just started your PhD research, or if you’re looking for help and advice about finding information, we’re running a workshop next Wednesday that will prove extremely helpful.
This session enables you to turn ideas into an effective search strategy and statement. It outlines the current information landscape and takes you through the stages involved in deciding upon and developing an appropriate search strategy, as well as enabling you to create a search statement that you can put into practice. You will be able to seek and find research material in an effective and efficient manner using the resources available to you at Loughborough University, but also in the future too. You will be able to test and evaluate the search strategies and stantements for your own research topic as well as tryiing out citation techniques and setting up alerts to keep you up-to-date and further develop your knowledge of your research topic.
Expert staff will be on hand to facilitate the session and provide guidance on resources and strategies. You will also learn the key skill of critically assessing the results that you can find to further develop your search strategy.
The workshop will be taking place in Library Seminar Room 1 between 9.30am to 12.30pm on Wednesday 8th August. As spaces are quite limited, you will be required to book first. To do so, follow this link:
Have you met Lynda yet? Why not acquaint yourself at our introductory session next week.
Lynda.com is a learning platform which has over 5000 video tutorials used to develop creative, software, technology and business skills for learning and teaching. Available to all students and staff, Loughborough University has purchased a subscription from Lynda.com to enhance your digital skills and personal development. Normally costing £250 for an individual annual subscription, you can use Lynda.com for free right now.
This session will introduce you to a range of web tools and apps which will help you with your studies.
Learn about the free online video tutorials available from Lynda.com
Discover a variety of apps which will help with all sorts of tasks from communicating and collaborating to problem solving and analysis
The session will be taking place next Friday, 27th April, in Library Seminar Room 1, between 12-1pm. To book your place, log in to Learn module LBA001.
It’s that time of the year again! But don’t panic – there are a wide range of resources available on campus to help you through the stresses and strains of the exam period, ranging from a wide variety of study spaces (that’s right, not just us!), IT help and personal and medical advice if things are getting on top of you. Visit the University’s one-stop exam support page here – http://www.lboro.ac.uk/internal/news/2018/january/exam-support.html – for more info.
This week the Student Union is running its Your Education Week initiative across campus. Teams of programme presidents and representatives will be out and about across campus helping students find out how to improve their learning style and get more out of their studies.
Working on a piece of coursework, a dissertation or a research project? Need to keep track of all the references you have found? Overwhelmed by the range of bibliographic software tools available, and don’t know which one to use?
Bibliographic software packages can help you to create and manage a database of references and can help you create bibliographies in a variety of different referencing styles. With that in mind, we’re running a helpful Question & Answer session on the different software available in Room U007 (Brockington Building) on Friday 13th May from 1-2pm.
Before attending this session you must prepare by watching the videos on Refworks, Mendeley and RefMe available here:
Choose your favourite from these three tools, and get started, then come to this session if you have any further questions. This session is suitable for anybody interested in using bibliographic software to organise their references whether for a final year project or thesis.
To ensure every one gets a chance to come to these popular courses, we are asking you to book your place. Please go to Learn module: Get the Know-how LBA001 .
Want to improve your exam performance? Recent exam results not what you hoped for? Revision plays a key part in ensuring you have all the information to hand on the day. With effective planning and thorough revision you can take more control of the exam process and make your life far less stressful. The following workshops will provide support and advice on improving your revision and exams skills.
Wednesday April 20th, 2-3.30pm, Library Seminar Room 1
Wednesday April 27th, 2-3.30pm. Library Seminar Room 1
To ensure everyone gets a chance to come to these popular courses, we are asking you to book your place. Please go to the Learn module LBA001, Get the Know, and book here: