Historical skills : dating documents
Explains the different dating conventions employed in historical documents. For example, the system of dating by reference to a religious feast day and the year of the reigning monarch has little in common with the modern calendar. Even where a recognisable date is provided, it may not be what it at first appears.... The resource includes a glossary, bibliography and translation of relevant Latin numbers/phrases. Illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
Historical skills : using archives
This resource provides a general introduction to what archives are, where they are kept, how to find relevant material, and what to expect on a visit to an archives office. A glossary and bibliography are also provided along with numerous links to relevant external resources. The scope of this unit principally reflects the archival holdings of the University of Nottingham and illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
Historical skills : weights and measurements
Aims to identify and explain some common difficulties in deciphering units of weights, measurements, and money in historical documents. Explores English and Welsh measuring systems, predominantly those used from the late sixteenth and early 17th centuries onwards, and those in force after the Weights and Measures Act of 1824. The resource includes a glossary and bibliography. Illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
Looking back: when the Festival of Britain came to Nottingham
The populace of Nottinghamshire, who are old enough to remember, have been given the opportunity to contribute to an exhibition of the Festival of Britain, currently on display at the University Adult Education Centre, Shakespeare Street until 23 March 2007. The Exhibition opened with a lecture delivered by Sophie Hollinshead, Art Historian for the School of Education, who was also responsible for collating the material.
Student Life at The University of Nottingham
In this student podcast you'll discover what makes studying at The University of Nottingham so memorable and pick up a few tips for settling in and making the most of your time here.
Ningbo to Nottingham
This video from the School of history gives Chinese exchange students a background on coming to England to study. Also available in Mandarin through the University of Nottingham Podcast.
Ningbo to Nottingham (Mandarin)
This video (in Mandarin) from the School of history, gives Chinese exchange students a background on coming to England to study. Also available in Mandarin through the University of Nottingham Podcast.
Registrarism Ep. 4 - Student Employability
Registrar Dr Paul Greatrix looks at student employability in the current economic climate, and the Nottingham Advantage Award which aims to give our students a head start.
Open for business - Nottingham University Samworth Academy opens its doors
Go behind the scenes at the opening of the UK's first 'university academy'; the Nottingham University Samworth Academy.
Postgraduate study skills in science, technology or mathematics
Are you about to undertake a PhD in science, technology or mathematics? If so, this unit will help you to examine your work processes. You will consider and develop the nature of postgraduate work and look at the planning of work needed at doctoral level.
Developing modelling skills
This unit is the third in the MSXR209 series of five units on mathematical modellng. It provides an overview of the processes involved in developing models, starting by explaining how to specify the purpose of the model. It then moves on to look at aspects involved in creating models, such as simplifying problems, choosing variables and parameters, formulating relationships and finding solutions. You will also look at interpreting results and evaluating models. This unit assumes that you have pr
Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way, whilst developing a wide-ranging movement vocabulary. The use of different dance techniques can be an effective way of building vocabulary and developing different kinds of skills and abilities. Technical dance skills can form the foundation on which to develop and enhance each individual's performance. As dance teachers, we may have a range of skills,
Essay Writing Skills
Essay Writing Skills
A Personal Reflection Paper on the Importance of Self-Analysis of Communication and Listening Skills
In Summer 2007, a Virginia Tech Doctoral cohort completed EDAE 6924, School Community Partnerships. Here is a personal reflection authored by Stanley Jones.
Teaching Reading Skills: Disciminating Vowel Sounds
Teaching vowel sound discrimination skills using the Early
Interventions in Reading program from SRA/McGraw-Hill. Early
Interventions in Reading uses scaffolded and explicit direct instruction
to provide young students with the reading skills needed for academic
Modeling Research Skills
The fifth lesson in the Family, History and Memory module centers on developing students' research skills. Using the book The Diary of Anne Frank as a starting point, it guides students through the necessary steps for conducting good-quality research and developing a subsequent presentation. Students work as a group to develop their presentation. The lessons can be delivered as a module or as individual units.
The aim of this lesson is to help students acquire skills that help them prepare for examinations in a focused and organized way. Students devise strategies for reviewing material and developing a revision timeline, and learn to identify the areas of study on which they should concentrate to prepare for tests. They review helpful tips and learn to use past examinations as a guide for future ones. It is the seventh lesson in the study skills series and is intended to support adult learners who ar
Grouping skills for mastery
Thematic planning helps relate mathematics to students' lives.
Computer Skills Assessment Test
The CSAT is used mainly for employers who wish to evaluate a person's knowledge on computer systems but students and individuals can use this as a self-assessment on computer skills. It contains questions on the various components of the computer, popular and practical Microsoft office applications like word, powerpoint, and excel. This exam also includes a section on using the internet and email. Co-author of this exam is Lee Steven Zantua.
2006 Technology Breakthrough Competition and Award Ceremony
In the Tradition of Innovation at Berkeley Engineering... The College of Engineering is hosting the 3rd Annual Technology Breakthrough Competition to recognize the University's technology and scientific research that could make the world a substantially better place. PROGRAM: Dean Richard Newton in conversation with Steve Domenik, General Partner, Sevin Rosen Funds, and Lip-Bu Tan, Founder & Chairman, Walden International Technology Breakthrough Winners Ceremony and presentation of $25,000 in p