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Boosting wellbeing

Get back to nature this Mental Health Awareness Week

For 2021’s Nature-themed Mental Health Awareness Week, let one of The Library’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champions, Charlotte Howell, take you on a tour of our main collection: From the importance of self-care to the personal accounts of those facing prejudice, The Library holds a range of resources for you to explore and improve your […]

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Study smarter

Exams – How to make them work for you

Have you got exams coming up? Our advice will help you be at your best, both preparing for the exam and on the day itself.  Make sure you’re revising the right thing! Be clear about what sub-topics will be covered on each exam. If you aren’t sure, check – there’s no point revising something which […]

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Be Creative

Take a break! Explore The Library’s Leisure Reading collection

Are you struggling with page 412 of tiny textbook print? Debating a third re-watch of Tiger King? The Library’s Leisure Reading collection might just hold the thing for you… At your Leisure Indie small-press poetry, Booker bestsellers, stellar sports biographies, and classic graphic novels are just a few of the nearly one thousand books on […]

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Be Creative

International Poetry Month – Find the joy in words

Happy International Poetry Month! The event was inaugurated in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. It is 30 days of celebration of all things poetry. Something that a lot of poets choose to do throughout the month is a writing task called ‘A Poem a Day’ – it can be of any length, of […]

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Keeping motivation high in stressful times

When working or studying, it’s hard at the best of times to find motivation when you need it the most. It’s even harder right now with lockdowns and the pandemic. So, here are a few tips that can help you to stay motivated for any environment – whether it be in study, at work, or […]

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Finding information

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – You can do more

We want you to get the most from our resources so this week we’ve taken the inside track! Shivendra Naidoo from ProQuest tells us all about the background and benefits of ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global (PDQT). Have you ever wondered about what research has already been conducted in your discipline? Are you worried about […]

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The Pomodoro Technique – Tomatoes instead of time

Beat procrastination and improve your focus, one Pomodoro at a time. So what’s a Pomodoro? A Pomodoro is actually a tomato in Italian but it’s also the secret to effective time management! Who ever thought that thinking in tomatoes was better than thinking in time? Now it may sound silly to think about, but many […]

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Study life – Three ways to make it better

Don’t miss out on the new e-learning resources we’ve created to make your study life easier.    A Start to Assignment Success Assignment briefs! These are your first contact with an assignment. If you are unsure of what the task is or how to complete it; you may find that the work you produce is incomplete […]

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Inspiring Women

Celebrate International Women’s Day with us

International Women’s Day is important, not only to celebrate the incredible women around us. But also to further understand the change that needs to be made in order to achieve equality. Each year presents a new theme for IWD, with 2021 being ‘Choose to Challenge’. With this call to action, we challenged ourselves. We’ve delved into, and […]

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Finding information

Get the most from your university services

In what has been an ‘unprecedented’ year for all of us, students across the higher education sector have had a particularly difficult time. This blog post aims to give our students some tips and tricks on how to get the most from their University services in both these strange times and in the more normal […]