Students Staff

8 November 2018

Welcome to Essex, Welcome to LEAP

Filed under: News — ckeitch @ 2.49 pm
A student next to our LEAP poster

LEAPing into Essex from all over the world

During Welcome Week we met students from all over the world who came to tell us where they came from and find out more about LEAP, our new Learner Engagement Activity Portal, which focuses on what you do rather than who you are.

We believe that engagement is a crucial part of becoming more effective, independent learners and achieving your study goals. LEAP is a platform where you can check the university resources you have used recently, such as Faser, Moodle, Listen Again, your attendance and University computer logins.

A huge part of being engaged is sharing information with each other, so we also asked students to share their top study tips with us. Here are our favourite top 5 tips:

  1. Don’t be scared to make mistakes.
  2. Download a study timer app.
  3. Move around. Switch locations to keep fresh.
  4. Sit close to the front; participate and question things to dig deeper.
  5. Take 15min breaks after 2hrs of study.

Remember, to reflect on how you are getting on with your studies so far, head to My Essex or Pocket Essex, find the LEAP tile and log in using your Essex ID and usual Essex password.

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