#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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It’s time to Ready, Set, Revise!

Whether you’ve got exams coming up or creeping assignment submission dates, the UniSkills team is on hand to support you. As part of Ready, Set, Revise! you’ll find lots of useful resources – from workshops and webinars to revision playlists, and even exam wisdom from our Student Advisors.

From 4th-14th April, here’s everything we’ve got in store to help you navigate the exam period with clarity and confidence…

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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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Academic Integrity and me!

As a student you will be reading a range of literature, some of it may be challenging, other pieces interesting, and occasionally you will read something so intriguing that it sends you off on a tangent, reading and researching an area that has grabbed your attention and drawn you in. That happened to me in 2015 when I was deep in postgraduate study, and an interest in that topic has stayed with me ever since, ultimately leading to the creation of a new academic resource to support Edge Hill University students and staff.

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New Year, New Students: Welcome from Library and Learning Services.

Hello and a massive welcome to all new students starting courses this January, we look forward to meeting you and getting to know you all. We are the Student Engagement Team (you might also hear called the UniSkills Team too!) and we are here to provide support with all aspects of academic skills. Here we’ve everything you need to get you started with your studies from induction information, academic writing support, and how to find resources.

Welcome new students. Find out how we can support you in your first few weeks and beyond.
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New Year, New UniSkills 2022!

Whether you’re anticipating a busy or restful winter break (hopefully a mix of the two with plenty of mince pies!), the New Year is the perfect time to reflect on your studies and start planning for the term ahead.

New Year New UniSkills. Join us from 4th January for an exciting line up of UniSkills workshops to welcome you back. ehu.ac.uk/uniskills

The good news is from 4th – 7th January, it’s New Year, New UniSkills! Which means a jam-packed schedule of academic skills support to keep you motivated during those dark and misty winter mornings.

Here’s a round up of what your Student Engagement Team has in store:

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