New Students: Welcome to Library and Learning Services

A warm welcome from Library and Learning Services to all new students and hello again to all returning students . We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you all this year. We are the Student Engagement Team (you may hear us referred to as UniSkills) and we are here to provide support with all aspects of your academic skills.

There’s lots to take in during your first weeks so we’ve pulled together some key information about your Learning and Support Services InductionUniSkills support and how to find your academic resources in one handy blog.

Welcome new students. Find out how we can support you in your first few weeks and beyond
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PGCE/PGDE Students: Welcome to Library and Learning Services 2022

A warm welcome from Library and Learning Services to all new PGCE and PGDE students. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you all this year. We are the Student Engagement Team (you may hear us referred to as UniSkills) and we are here to provide support with all aspects of your academic skills.

There’s lots to take in during your first weeks so we’ve pulled together some key information about your Learning and Support Services Induction, UniSkills support and how to find your academic resources in one handy blog.

Welcome PGCE and PGDE students. Find out how we can support you in your first few weeks and beyond. ehu.ac.uk/uniskills
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#ReadySetRevise: Exam Reflections from your Student Advisors

We hope you have been enjoying all the UniSkills #ReadySetRevise activity so far this week. Our Student Advisors are mixture of undergraduate and postgraduate students and between them bring together a wealth of knowledge from studying at Edge Hill. This makes them ideal candidates to pass on their wisdom, so join them as they share their reflections on their own exam experiences, how they’ve overcome any challenges and their tips for revision success.

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You Said, We Did: What’s New In Your Stationery Vending Machine?

To deliver the best possible facilities, services and resources Library and Learning Services seeks to understand the needs of all our students so that we can continue to improve. One of the ways we do this is by listening to your feedback. You may remember way back in October we asked for your feedback about the stock that we sell in the stationery vending machine. Your responses were really useful and the results are now in! We’ve got some great new products which we hope you will love….

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New Year, New UniSkills: What we learned from our Student Advisors

With Spring fast approaching, the Winter break probably feels like a distant memory now. For many of you, this also means deadlines will be looming, and you’ll want to be getting those assignments finished to the best of your ability. For this reason, we thought it would be the perfect time to remind you about our New Year, New UniSkills Student Advisor ‘How to…’ videos.

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Returning to Learning

Are you returning to education after a break? Does the thought of studying again fill you with trepidation as well as excitement? Are you anxious that you won’t be able to ‘keep up’ with other students?

Been away from education for a while? Returning to Learning UniSkills workshop offers a time and space to meet other students who have also had a break from study.

You are not alone! Students who are returning to study after time away sometimes feel that their academic skills are ‘rusty’, and worry about whether they will be able to remember how to undertake academic study, or write assignments. However, research shows that students who return to study after a break from education are often found to be more motivated, self-determined, focussed and hard-working (Hunter-Johnson, 2017; Kasworm, 2018). Our experience has also shown that given the right encouragement and access to support, all students have the potential to achieve, regardless of their age or stage in life.

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New Year, New UniSkills: Student Advisor Academic Resolutions

Happy New Year!!! We hope you all had a wonderful break and are raring to go for the new year ahead. The Student Engagement Team welcomed you back on 4th January with our New Year, New UniSkills campaign which saw a jam packed schedule of academic skills support to motivate you to get back in to study mode including UniSkills workshops, Student Advisor academic resolutions and ‘how to’ videos.

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January Welcome Fair Competition

During your welcome festivities Library and Learning Services have an exciting opportunity for you to win a £50, or two runner up prizes of £25Amazon eVoucher – and all you need to do to enter is engage with us on social media accounts! You can enter up to two times (once via Twitter and once via Instagram) and it’s really easy to do! Simply visit us in the Venue during the SU Welcome Fair (Wednesday 26th January) and scan our competition posters!

Whilst you are there why not take time to chat to our friendly team to find out more about what Library and Learning Services has to offer you and get ahead for the new year by booking on to a UniSkills Workshop.

Welcome competition. Up to £50 Amazon evoucher to be won. Visit us in the SU Venue Wednesday 26th January at the SU Fair.
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