Skills for Study is based on the work of expert Stella Cottrell, international bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook. She is also the author of Critical Thinking Skills, Skills for Success, The Macmillan Student Planner, Dissertations and Project Reports, The Exam Skills Handbook, Mindfulness for Students and titles in the 50 Ways series. Stella was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, UK, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London, UK.
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Evaluate your relationship with social media
Do you find yourself falling down the social media rabbit hole time and again? Take the first step towards building a healthy, sustainable relationship with social media using the tips and advice in this blog from Stella Cottrell.
Anticipate potential challenges
If you become more aware of the aspects of university life that could be difficult for you, you will be in a better position to prevent or manage these challenges. In this blog post, Stella Cottrell outlines some potential study challenges and offers pointers for overcoming them.
Nurture your creativity
It's easy to fall into just sitting, waiting and hoping for inspiration, expecting an answer to fall from the sky. The magic element – the ‘creative spark’ – can feel elusive. In this blog, Stella Cottrell shares five strategies for generating ideas.
Bring some self-kindness to your study
Many students would benefit from a little more self-kindness and self-compassion. Discover three strategies to bring more self-kindness to your studies and life.
Setbacks: the seeds of future success
Have you considered how you could turn setbacks to your advantage?