Steps to Success Semester Two

In Semester one Learning Services offered one hour workshops on academic skills support to students. Sixty three students attended the sessions, and the feedback showed that they found the sessions helpful.

Learning Services are again offering students the opportunity to attend workshops on assignment planning, referencing, academic writing and dissertations. Students need to book to attend a session. More information on individual sessions, and how to book, is available on the Assignment Help –  Workshops web page.

A Reminder of Additional Study Skills Support for Students:

  •  The bespoke resources tab in Learning Edge gives students easy access to study information tailored for their subject area.
  • Our assignment help web pages also contain help and signposting to information and resources.
  • Students can also use Ask Us to ask questions and find answers to their study related queries.
  • Any student can book a 30 minute session with a Learning Services academic skills adviser for advice on any aspect of their studies.
  • Students can also book a 30 minute session with one of our librarians for advice on any aspect of searching for information.

Zoe Clarke (Academic Liaison Manager FAS)

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Try the RefME app for help with your referencing

Please note: we are no longer promoting this resource.

LS0390 RefME PlasmaCompiling a bibliography can be a daunting prospect – one way to help you get the hang of what’s required is to download the Reference Me app (RefME). It captures the citations of the resources you have used and will create a bibliography for you.

If you are interested in using this app here’s what to do next:

  • Install the app onto your device, either through Google Play Store or iTunes
  • Or go directly to the  Reference Me  website

Now create an account and then you’re ready to start.

To create a reference, hold your device over the barcode of a book or journal article, your device camera takes an image shot of the barcode (see image below) and then generates the reference as it would appear within a bibliography. You are given the option to add a citation and to do this you simply add the page number (s) and the citation will appear!

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One added bonus is that the app now includes the new Edge Hill Harvard style for you to use. Try the app out and if you have any questions please see staff at the AskDesk in the University Library, Aintree or Woodlands.

Zoe Clarke (Academic Liaison Manager)

Please note: we are no longer promoting this resource.

Study Skills Support for Students

Learning Services have a variety of study skills support available for students. The new bespoke resources tab in Learning Edge automatically gives students easy access to study information tailored for their subject area. Our assignment help web pages also contain help and signposting to information and resources. Students can also access Ask Us to find answers to their study related questions.

One to one support for students

Any student can book a 30 minute session with a Learning Services academic skills adviser for advice on any aspect of their studies. We can help them to identify areas for improvement and develop strategies and skills to use as they plan and write assignments.

Students can also book a 30 minute session with one of our librarians for advice on any aspect of searching for information, using eResources, or managing information (RefWorks). We can help them to identify areas for improving their search skills as they carry out research for assignments.

Steps to Success

Learning Services are also offering students the opportunity to attend one hour workshops on assignment planning, referencing, academic writing and dissertations. Students need to book to attend a session. More information is available on the Steps to Success workshops web page.

Zoe Clarke (Academic Liaison Manager)

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Routemaster – Steps to Success – Semester 2

Routemaster2In semester 1 Learning Services ran sessions on developing academic skills and employability skills for all students. Following their success a new set of sessions are running for semester 2.

Academic skills topics include writing for your dissertation, referencing and academic writing. There is even a Collaborate online session on locating resources which you join remotely from your computer. The academic skills session take place February – April 2014.

The employability sessions take place May 2014, when you may be thinking about employment, and cover topics such as your digital tattoo, your online presence, finding information in the workplace and an introduction to the ECDL.

To view the calendar which details all the topics covered, go to Your Route to Success and click on any date to make a booking. You can book any session up to 2 weeks in advance (3 weeks for Collaborate).

Look out in the Library for the printed Routemaster brochure which also gives full details of all sessions.

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Steps to Academic Success 2013

Steps to Academic Success is back due to popular demand. Learning Services are again running a series of workshops to support all students in their academic work. One hour workshops will take place between January and June 2013 on subjects such as:

exam techniques, essay planning, Harvard referencing, annotated bibliography and employability.

Please go to http://ehstudyskills2012.eventbrite.com/  to find details of each session, and to book in if you feel inspired.

Zoe Clarke (Academic Liaison Manager) ext.4829

Reading Promotions

The Learning Services’ EHU Loves Reading campaign came to a close just before Christmas with over 100 people telling us why they love reading. Lindsey Blackhurst won an e-reader and runner-up Amanda Tarbox won a £20 book token. Congratulations to both of them.

For those who love reading please note that the Costa Book Awards 2012 category winners were announced on 2nd January 2013. Copies of all the winning books, plus all books on the short lists, are now available to borrow from the University Library. The successful authors, who will now compete for the 2012 Costa Book of the Year (to be announced on 29th January 2013), are:

• Husband and wife team Mary and Bryan Talbot, who jointly win the Costa Biography
Award for Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, an interweaving of two father-daughter
relationships (that of James Joyce with his daughter Lucia, and that of the author
with her father, a James Joyce scholar) and the first graphic work ever to win a Costa
Award
• Hilary Mantel, who takes the Costa Novel Award for Bring up the Bodies, which won
the 2012 Man Booker Prize
• Journalist, critic and writer Francesca Segal, whose debut novel The Innocents, set in
a tightly-knit Jewish community in north-west London, is modelled on Edith
Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, wins the Costa First Novel Award
• Poet Kathleen Jamie whose book The Overhaul, is described by the judges as ‘the
collection that will convert you to poetry’
• Writer-illustrator and dyslexia campaigner, Sally Gardner, who as a child was once
branded ‘unteachable’, and now takes the Costa Children’s Book Award for Maggot
Moon.

So pop into the University Library and browse the Costa books displayed on the ground floor to see if any of them take your fancy as a new year read.

Zoe Clarke, Academic Liaison Manager (ext 4829)

 

Support for Research

The library offers individual assistance and support to staff and students engaged in research.

This includes advice on:

  • Locating information resources
  • Literature searching
  • Using electronic journals and databases
  • Current awareness
  • Managing bibliographic data
  • Academic writing.

Your academic liaison librarian can offer help on finding information relevant to your subject area.

For full details of the services available to researchers, or to contact the research librarian, see http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/ls/research/help-training-and-support/