Ready, Set, Revise! for your Summer Assessments

For those who may have upcoming Summer Assessments, we wanted to remind you that UniSkills is still here to support you. Whether through our usual 1-2-1 appointments or wealth of online resources covering referencing, proofreading and more, there’s plenty on hand to help you prepare and continue developing your academic skills.  

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Ebook Central update – Bookshelf data will be reset

Due to a security update with ProQuest Ebook Central all data held in the ‘Bookshelf’ feature of Ebook Central will be lost on Thursday 8th September 2022. 

The Ebook Central Bookshelf holds data on recently viewed books as well as downloads and books saved to the bookshelf to read later.   

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PDF documents and accessibility

The regulations

Under The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, all Higher Education Institutions are required to make any content shared in Virtual Learning Environments and on websites accessible for as many users as possible.

Library & Learning Services have lots of information on how to make documents accessible on their wiki pages and accessibility training takes place throughout the year. Please contact [email protected] for information.

At Edge Hill the Ally tool is available to all staff and students within Blackboard course areas. Staff can use this to see how accessible a course area is and establish which changes should be made to course items to improve accessibility. For staff and students Ally enables course content to be downloaded in alternative formats to suit individuals’ needs.

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Nerves and Imposter Syndrome

Recently I, and two of my UniSkills colleagues, presented our Academic Resilience research at the ALDinHE conference in Northampton University.

Now, as Academic Skills Advisors within the Student Engagement Team we teach sessions regularly as part of our job – you may even have attended one of our UniSkills sessions yourself. However, it’s safe to say that nerves both about the delivery of the workshop, and the content we were discussing, were high. But why?

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Imposter syndrome: the feeling that your achievements are not real or that you do not deserve praise or success (Cambridge Dictionary, 2022).
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SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods is a database which supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Resources include a methods map, case studies, datasets, books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos from world-leading academics. The material is perfect for academic work, and is definitely worth using in your bibliography!

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Add datasets to your Pure profile

Do you have a researcher profile in Pure? If so, you can now boost your profile by adding your datasets. Here’s how…

Like journal articles, chapters, or books, a dataset is a research output in its own right and can be cited. If you choose to make them open, your datasets are best shared in a specialist research data repository like Edge Hill Figshare or Open Science Framework. However, you can now add details (e.g. title, links) of your datasets to Pure. This can build up your profile, direct traffic to your data, and make your work more discoverable and re-usable.

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