• Keep Calm and Submit Your Online Assessment

    Online Assessments will soon be here (Monday 18th May to Friday 5th June 2020) and we want to help you feel as prepared as possible for them. Usually this time of year we are supporting you with a Revision Central campaign but, this being a year like no other, we are bringing out the big […]

  • Top Tips for Studying Off Campus

    If like all of us in Library & Learning Services you are missing Catalyst, and haven’t quite perfected your new study space, we hope these handy tips will provide some useful guidance on how to make the most of your off campus studying. Tip 1: Plan (and adapt) your new study routine It can be […]

  • Studying Online: Your Digital Library

    As we find ourselves transitioning to a digital study environment Library and Learning Services are here to help you know what online resources are available for you, how to access them and how to get the most out of them. Library and Learning Services are no strangers to offering a digital library service and have […]

  • World Book Day 2020 ?

    It’s true, the biggest of all book-related days is on the horizon and there’s no better way to join in with the festivities than by discovering something new to read (or add to an ever-expanding list of ‘to-be-read’s if you’re anything like me!). The theme for this year is ‘Reading is Power,’ which encourages everyone […]

  • Club Catalyst: the most inclusive exclusive club on campus!

    The early bird may catch the worm, but it’s the Cat(alyst) that’s got the cream! If you’ve been on campus lately you will have spotted, and hopefully visited, Catalyst…but are you making the most of this fantastic facility and its equally fabulous learning and support services that roost inside? Club Catalyst – you’re already a […]

  • Catalyst Pin Camera

    As a student in Edge Hill back in 2014, I saw a news article on the Edge Hill website about an amazingly ghostly photograph taken with a pinhole camera, over the course of 312 days, documenting the construction of Creative Edge. The simple camera made from a box with a tiny hole in lieu of […]

  • Study Tools: Box of Broadcasts

    Whilst Catalyst is home to thousands of books and a multitude of journal articles available online, Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is another great resource to help enhance your assignment writing. BoB contains over 2 million online resources dating back to the 1990s and includes all your favourite channels such as BBC1, BBC2 and Channel 4. […]

  • Submitting Your Assignment: Tips from a 4th year…

    Once you’ve finished your assignment, closed those 300 tabs you’ve had open for days and tidied up the remains of endless coffees and snacks, all you want to do is to upload your work to Turnitin and never see it again. But… you’re not quite finished. There are things to do BEFORE submitting your assignment. […]

  • From Fact to Fiction ?

    ‘I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most‘ – Margaret Attwood (Nobel Prize of Literature, 2019) Hi, my name is Georgia and I am a Student Advisor for Library & Learning Services in Catalyst. A great Study Happy tip is taking regular breaks and doing something enjoyable! As a primary […]

  • Study Happy Student Tips

    The cold, dark nights of winter are finally upon us and despite Halloween being over I, like many students, am still feeling a little on edge… Not because of ghosts or ghouls but something more terrifying…assignment season is well and truly upon us. Even as a third year the dreaded assignment deadlines looming ever closer […]