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Learning by doing: A new Master’s course in conducting interviews

When I went on my first field trip to interview research participants, the advice I received was, ‘just go for it; you’ll learn how to conduct interviews as you go’. Indeed, the more interviews I conducted, the better I got, but perhaps with more training, the first handful I did would not have been so…Continue Reading Learning by doing: A new Master’s course in conducting interviews

Sugar, cortisol, and me

As exam season looms, revision advice is a common topic of interest for a lot of students coming to Academic Learning Support one-to-one sessions. We tell them they need to ‘look after themselves,’ and this has to include eating properly, but what does that mean, and is there a diet that can improve their revision…Continue Reading Sugar, cortisol, and me

University Mental Health Day 2018

University Mental Health Day, March 1st 2018

University Mental Health Day is today (1st of March). This year’s theme is CommUNIty. There is a long and well established link between mental health and community. A sense of belonging, social support and your environment can directly affect your mental wellbeing. Thinking about this theme really resonates with many people’s experiences as a student…Continue Reading University Mental Health Day 2018