An important yet contested discussion: Can you self-plagiarise? Find out more here – and join the discussion: Self-plagiarism: When is re-purposing text ethically justifiable? on the LSE Impact Blog, Mark Israel. Note: Mark Israel has published widely on research ethics and academic integrity, for example the book Research Ethics and Integrity for Social Scientists (2015). […]

Studying on your commute

Why not devote a mentoring session to study skills with a focus on ‘studying on your commute’? Janette Myers, a Learning Developer at St George’s, University of London, has written a #Take5 blog post highlighting how to make meaningful use of the time spend in trains, buses and tubes. This seems important advice considering that […]

Study support

Being a mentor and giving advice on essay writing is not always straightforward. The London Metropolitan University Library Matters website contains not only key information on using library resources, but also academic writing (e.g. understanding essay questions, referencing, and plagiarism) – all relevant for successful study. Have a look. The London Metropolitan University Study Hub website contains also useful information on studying […]

Study advice for mentees

ASK Academic Skills Writing Series developed by Brunel University. This seems to be a useful resource for mentors giving study advice, in particular on essay writing. Video tutorials lead through the writing process – step by step – and can easily be shared with others. There are also help sheets available that sum up key advice – […]

Study advice

This guide is useful for all students – though mentors may want to consider using it for their peer mentoring sessions when giving study advice: The crowdsourced guide to learning – written in a joint effort by people around the world.