Posts tagged: assessment

Struggling to get motivated with your studies?

21 May 2020


I am a runner. I run because it’s important for my mental and physical health and my overall aim is to get fit. During my regular morning run there are lots of obstacles in my way like dog poo, overhanging branches, low-lying bushes, wheelie bins, people and their dogs, squirrels and bumps in the pavement. Some days are really tough and I feel like my legs are made of concrete. I look up and my end point seems so far away and like I’m never going to reach it. Doing your academic work is a lot like running; it can be hard to get started, sometimes you feel like you’re not getting anywhere or your progress is really slow and it feels like you’re never going to finish that assignment/trimester/degree. Being off campus can be challenging too when you’re not interacting with your tutors and classmates as usual. So, what can we do to get started and stay motivated? Here are my top 3 tips to set you on your way: read more

There’s no such thing as the essay elves

16 April 2015

While you are sleeping little elves are not going to come and write your essay or report, finish your dissertation or thesis, or help you revise for your exams.

Little elves do not exist.

essay elves

But in a way they sort of do.

Do you know how much help you can get in the Library?

Take a look at the Skills for Learning website.

You can come to a free workshop and get help with your writing and referencing, learn how to use Word and Excel, find great information for assignments, and much more.

If you can’t find the class you need, you can book an appointment for one-to-one support with our trainers.

There are lots of useful guides and tutorials online too:

Okay, there really aren’t any elves. You still have to do the work yourself. But we can help you get off to a great start – and help you along the way!