Linking to the Future – more focused student resources

November 1st, 2007
By Jon H
Linking to the Future –  more focused student resources

You may have noticed from yesterday’s post that I placed a few ‘go and see this site’ links at the bottom of the article – under the heading of ‘Links’. I’m not going to be able to cover all the information in a blog post and as I generally roam the internet for more than a couple of hours a day (actually it’s probably around 6) I tend to find different articles and resources that link in with my posts. So, by searching for them through other blogs and others sites I can save you time and provide you with some quality content – happiness for both of us, huh?

Howz this gonna work though?

Having a few interesting links at the bottom of a post will hopefully mean you click through to the resource to expand your knowledge and understanding. I write in a different view or ‘sense’ to the next person and you may understand me or them better, but giving you the choice to read in more detail I think is the way forward. Similar to the Sunday Review (the first one being this Sunday – don’t forget!), all articles or sites recommended to be read will have been read, poised over and made the final ‘cut’ to be produced – by your truly (that’s me btw). I love to read, whether it’s about A University Dean getting suspended, or that the government should reduce tuition fees, I’m here to offer some advice and to point you in the right direction – after all you are on your own ‘road 2 graduation’.

Don’t waste your time!

No, I don’t mean click the close button on this post or in your reader! Why try searching around the Internet, or looking through amazon to look for a book that could help you with your dissertation? I’m here to offer advice and aid your direction in finding the answers you really need, and fast! If you don’t find the article you’re looking for, then send me a question or message and I’ll gladly point you in the right direction, or write a post to help you and many others.

What happens on a Monday?

Monday to many is a day when people go back to work, back to the ‘big city’ and back to lectures and classes. Monday, in academia, is a key day to get things done, you’ve refreshed at the weekend (hopefully if you weren’t working too hard) and are ready to get going and rocketing into the new week. Mondays at R2G are going to add a little difference to your life. Posting the top 7 news stories from the previous week that I believe are worth a read, will start on Monday the 5th (bonfire night, can’t wait!), reviewing the week that was and recapping interesting stories, or blog posts.

Hmm, why not do this on a Friday? – having a Friday afternoon off has become a little bit of a norm around here for me, so I don’t want to miss any posts or stories that are published late on Friday. Plus, you’ll probably want to be out on the town partying with your friends, or (for me it was) slaving away at your job in a town centre bar watching everyone else get drunk!

Fridays for me are a day of easiness and rest, so it’s Mondays that are news days.

Where is R2G going?

Being only ‘up and running’ for just over a month I’ve got great aspiration for the coming months and years for Introducing a couple of interesting posts throughout the week, such as Monday roundups and the R2G Sunday Review, I hope to increase your interactivity within this community. Getting video posts and podcasts off the ground will happen over the coming weeks and I believe I’ve scheduled the first podcast to be posted by the end of November.

I’m compiling a few book reviews that cover books related to research, essays and dissertations that I have found of interest lately, and some of which I’ve used during my studies. I’ll start reviewing some popular books towards the start of December – I’ll be completing detailed reviews, so you should get to know some information before you go and actually buy the book.

Not wanting to draw your attention too long, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has subscribed to the road2graduation’s feed and remind you that there’s much more to come.

The Discussion

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  • November 2nd, 2007
    3:26 pm

    Keep up the good work. It sounds like you’ve got lots of ideas ready to bring out for the blog, which I look forward to seeing in the future.

    I, like you, enjoy reading. It’s enjoyable to see what other people have liked, or even got some inspiration from. So I’m looking forward to your link posts and I like your new addition of various links at the end of posts. It’s true, if a subject is of interest, a person will want to find out more.

    Funnily enough, I always made Sunday my main news day at uni. Then again, that could be because Monday was a day with 5-6 hours of lectures/seminars for me…

    Thanks for the kind comments you posted to UniversityBlog. Hopefully blogs like ours can help make the path of Higher Education a positive, enjoyable and productive one!

  • November 4th, 2007
    7:10 am

    Hi Martin,

    Thanks for stopping by. I totally agree with you that our two blogs will help people in their journey through Higher Education, and if it is just one person then I think that’s a job well done – hopefully it’ll be a lot more though!

    The interesting view that I have got from surfing the web and student/student orientated blogs is that they aren’t updated that often. That, for me, has been very frustrating.

  • November 4th, 2007
    5:13 pm

    Well, hopefully I’ll be able to update the blog as often as I have been, even though I’m now working in HE. I’m seeing how it goes, but obviously I have to let the job take first place.

    Either way, I’m definitely in the right place job-wise to get involved and keep on top of what matters to students.

    Here’s to the future!

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