General advice and resources available for remote studying
Information and advice on remote studying
You may well be at home now and this will be a new environment, with different IT than you are used to, without your friends and peers nearby, and perhaps with lots of your family around and less quiet space than you are used to or would like. To try to help you adapt, and also allowing you to work together with other students, we hope the following information will be helpful.
- Information Security's Advice on Working from Home
- The University's 'Welcome Back' page
- Information Services' Teams advice page
- Information Services' Zoom advice page
Online support for study skills
1 Support from the Institute of Academic Development (IAD)
The University’s Institute for Academic Development (email@example.com) provides a range of services and resources which may be of particular help with remote studying. These are free to all students at the University.
Online resources are accessible from the IAD Study Hub
Group and collaborative working
1 Piazza, which is now available for most Maths classes has functionality to allow you to connect with other students on a course. The PowerPoint below highlights where you can find this functionality.
Piazza also has a group functionality which can be used if students are working in allocated sub-groups within a class. The course secretary may have set this up already but if not, and if you think it would be helpful, please contact the course secretary to discuss this. Group members can then post questions and comments that are seen only by members of that group and the course secretary. The course secretary can choose either to allocate group members or allow student self-enrolment.
2 Learn has collaboration tools available in Learn groups. The course secretary may have set these up already but if not, and if you think any of them would be helpful, please contact the course secretary to discuss this.
3 The guide attached below explains how to produce a collaborative presentation, using the presenter notes to add a transcript of what would have been said if it had been delivered in person.
4 More information can be found here