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Skills for Learning Podcast

The Skills for Learning Podcast explores a variety of academic skills topics such as essay writing, plagiarism and statistics.

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Analysing research data - Part 2

1st May 2017

Duration: 7 minutes

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In Part 2, John Taylor, Academic Skills Tutor, explains the importance of significance tests, the null hypothesis and the p-value (or probability) in analysing your statistical data.

Categories: Maths Research

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  • Academic writing style

    17th April 2017

    Duration: 13 minutes

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    How can you develop confidence in your academic writing? Who are you writing for? Academic Skills Tutors, Max McMurdo and Michael Shields, consider good and bad models in discussing good academic writing style and the importance of precision, clarity and an understanding of your 'audience'.

    Categories: Academic Communication

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    Academic writing style

  • Analysing research data - Part 1

    3rd April 2017

    Duration: 7 minutes

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    Are you collecting data for a research project? Do you know the difference between metric data and ordinal data? Find out more by listening to Academic Skills Tutor, John Taylor, in conversation with two students who need help with understanding the different types of quantitative data.

    Categories: Maths Research

  • Literature reviews

    20th March 2017

    Duration: 19 minutes

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    Not sure where to start with your literature review? Listen to recent graduate Ellie Short interview Michael Shields to better understand what role a literature review should have in your work and what you should be including.

    Categories: Academic Communication

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    Literature reviews

  • Reflection - Part 3

    6th March 2017

    Duration: 10 minutes

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    Michael Shields and Vivienne Griggs, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, discuss tips to help students develop excellent reflective skills.

    Categories: Reflection

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    Reflection - Part 3

  • Reflection - Part 2

    20th February 2017

    Duration: 8 minutes

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    Michael Shields talks to Vivienne Griggs, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, about different models of reflection.

    Categories: Reflection

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    Reflection - Part 2

  • Critical thinking

    6th February 2017

    Duration: 9 minutes

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    Not sure what is meant by critical thinking? Michael Shields, Academic Skills Tutor, explains what it is, why it's necessary and how to be 'critical'.

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    Critical thinking

  • International students

    23rd January 2017

    Duration: 8 minutes

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    International students talk about their experiences of studying at Leeds Beckett University. Listen to how they adapted to university life here and their advice on studying and living in the UK.

    Categories: Global Student

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    International students

  • Reflection - Part 1

    9th January 2017

    Duration: 13 minutes

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    Michael Shields talks to Vivienne Griggs, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, about what is involved in reflective writing.

    Categories: Reflection

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    Reflection - Part 1

  • Reflective writing

    12th December 2016

    Duration: 8 minutes

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    How does reflective writing differ from other forms of academic writing? Academic Skills Tutor, Michael Shields, provides an overview of the reflective process in academic study and explains how it can help you to become more aware of your own learning and development.

    Categories: Reflection

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    Reflective writing

  • Essay writing - originality and style

    5th December 2016

    Duration: 7 minutes

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    Academic Skills Tutors, Michael Shields and Max McMurdo, discuss how important originality is and the use of the first person in essay writing with recent graduate Sarah Hotchkin.

    Categories: Academic Communication

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