UniSkills Focus On: Reading Lists Online and Discover More

Hello, and welcome to the first in our brand-new student blog series UniSkills Focus On exploring key resources for your studies! Over the coming year we will publish a new blog on the last Friday of the month (a bit like a payday bonus!). Each blog will focus on a different resource, or selection of resources, designed to help you maximise your reading and research skills!

In each blog we will look at:

  • The benefits of the resource
  • How to find and access the resource
  • How you can get the most out of using the resource
  • Signpost to further help and support

This month UniSkills will focus on your Reading Lists Online and Discover More.

UniSkills Focus On, This month our student blog series explores: Reading Lists Online and Discover More. Read more blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/ls
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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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Getting Started With UniSkills: Book your place!

UniSkills would not only like to congratulate you on securing your place at Edge Hill University, but also invite you to join our exciting line up of Getting Started With UniSkills Webinars!

From preparing your academic resilience and discovering research skills at university, to academic writing and transitioning to postgraduate study, these sessions are designed to help boost your confidence ahead of the academic year.  

Getting Started With UniSkills
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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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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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