In partnership with the University of Worcester, the University Centre Halesowen launched in January 2020 to raise aspirations. It offers free, public educational events. All events are free of charge and open to anyone interested in attending.

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Our next lecture:

Top 10 study habits of successful students: is it really as easy as that? (Online)

Monday 5th July 2021 at 11:00am

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A quick search of the internet would suggest that if you can master a specific set of study skills, you’ll do well in your academic studies – whether that’s school, college or university. Working at a university, Dr Sarah Pittaway knows it’s a bit more complicated than that.

This free virtual lecture will give you some insights into what study skills might mean in practice, what academics think about them, and what you can actually do to improve your study skills. This event is for anyone who’s currently studying, thinking about further study, or is the parent/carer/guardian of a student.

Dr Sarah Pittaway is Head of Library Academic Engagement at The Hive, home to Europe’s first integrated public and university library. Sarah holds a PhD in Medieval Studies, having flirted with an academic career prior to embracing life as a librarian. Her career has encompassed a variety of teaching, librarian and e-resources roles, working at the University of Birmingham before moving to Worcester in 2013. Sarah is a member of several committees and sits on the editorial board of the International Journal of Birth & Parent Education. Alongside her day job, Sarah writes and presents on such topics as student engagement, partnership working and the changing nature of librarianship. When she’s not being a librarian, Sarah enjoys travel, gardening, cats and yoga.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the Student HUB:

Phone: 0121 602 7888


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