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Dissertations: choosing your topic

This resource focuses on choosing a topic for your dissertation.

It will take you through the key elements of the early stages of your dissertation such as writing your research question and the objectives for achieving it.

  • Duration: 20 mins
  • Format: Online tutorial

Dissertations: the A-Z of literature reviews

This resource will give you an introduction to literature reviews. It will also give you advice on what a good literature should include, and how to prepare for writing your literature review.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding a job: CV structure and presentation

This resource explores the elements of a well presented and coherently structured CV, and illustrates how you can create a professional looking CV that will be easier for recruiters to read and make a positive first impression.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding a job: researching the organisation

This resource highlights some of the key things you need to know about a role and an organisation before applying for a job, and provides some tips on where you can look to gather the evidence you need to make your application stand out.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding a job: tailoring your CV

This resource examines how you can use the information you have about a role to highlight relevant skills, experience and attributes in your CV, making it easier for recruiters to see how you fit the role you are applying for.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding a job: Writing an effective CV

Your CV is the first impression that a potential employer will get of you. These resources will take you through the process of researching the role to writing your CV; it will help you to produce a well-structured, tailored CV, that will highlight your relevant skills and experience.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Note making: capturing what counts

This resource looks at the purposes and contexts in which you make notes. It also provides an overview of different note-making techniques and which purpose theses techniques are most effective for.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Now or never? Overcoming procrastination

These two online resources will help you to understand the roots of your own personal procrastination behaviour, and explore a range of strategies that you can try out to help you to overcome it and start getting things done!

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Now or never? Strategies for dealing with procrastination

This resource examines some of the practical strategies that you can use to help you to overcome your procrastination.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Now or never? Understanding the procrastination cycle

This resource will help you to explore your own procrastination behaviour, and recognise how it is often rooted in certain negative thoughts and emotions.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Podcast: 12 tips for successful revision

  • Duration: 7 mins
  • Format: Video

Podcast: Exam extra revision tips and resources

  • Duration: 7 mins
  • Format: Video

Present like a pro: planning your way to success

This resource takes you through the process of planning your presentation, giving you some useful techniques to ensure that your presentation remains focused on the requirements of your task and directly addresses the topic you're covering.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Present like a pro: the art of delivery

In this resource we will explore what makes a good presenter and how can you use this to become a more confident when presenting. These techniques will enable you to deliver your presentations in a way that will make your audience sit up and take notice!

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Present like a pro: visual victory

This resource outlines different visual tools you can utilise to create visual aids for your presentation. It explores the types of visual aids you can use and what to display on screen. It will give you some inspiration you can use to design your own slides.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Revision strategies: managing your revision successfully

This resource will help you to develop strategies you can use to manage your revision effectively by creating a revision plan.

  • Duration: 20
  • Format: Online tutorial

Start to finish: Dissertations

These resources will take you through how to plan, research and choose a topic for your dissertation. They will help you to produce a well planned, researched dissertation that will hold your interest and the interest of your reader.

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  • Format: Interactive guide

Start to finish: present like a pro

These resources will take you through how to plan, design and deliver presentations. They will help you to produce a well-structured, coherent presentation that fulfills your brief, is visually appealing and is engaging for your audience.

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  • Format: Interactive guide

Start to finish: Referencing

This set of resources will show you how to reference different types of sources in your assignments. It will help you to cite, paraphrase and manage your references using tools such as EndNote, Endnote online and Mendeley.

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  • Format: Interactive guide

Start to finish: revision

This set of resources will take you through the revision process from start to finish. It will help you to prioritise your revision effectively.

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  • Format: Interactive guide

Start to finish: statistics

Do you need to analyse a set of data and produce some statistics? You do not need to be an expert to produce a statistical report. These resources will give you a basic introduction to statistics and introduce you to producing reports in SPSS.

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  • Format: Interactive guide

Study strategies for success

This resource explores different study preferences, offering a variety of strategies you can use to get the most out of your lectures, notes and revision according to how you work best to maximise your strengths and help you to become a more successful student.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

The big picture: achieving your academic goals

This resource will encourage you to consider your long-term academic goals by putting your studies into the broader context of your continued personal development.

It will help you to identify and prioritise the steps you need to take in order to achieve these goals.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

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