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Christmas is over

6th January 2017

Christmas is over

But all these treats are still available

But these treats are still available

The decorations have been taken down and the last mince pie has been eaten, but don’t be sad. You can still revisit all the useful, time-saving and sometimes just cute and quirky resources we included in our Christmas countdown on Facebook and Twitter. They were chosen for you by UW Creative Writing student Philippa: here’s what she says about her experiences as part of The Hive team:


“As part of one of my Creative Writing modules I had to find a work placement and luckily I found one which was fun and useful where I got to write for The Hive’s social media pages. I had the opportunity to write a daily countdown to Christmas where I would research then write about different online and offline resources that are helpful to students. It was interesting learning about the different recourses that students use to help them reference or organize their work and I also enjoyed experimenting with my writing skills. The skill that I will take away from this work experience is how to write in a certain, accessible style and I have also improved my research skills in having to find what different resources are helpful for all students.”


Portable North Pole Are you on the good list?

Box of Broadcasts All the TV you can eat

Grammarly Improve your writing skills

Jing Make your own screenshots and screencasts

British Pathe Fascinating newsreel archive

Free Rice Play and be charitable

RefMe Essential referencing help

Behind the Headlines Health fact checker

Stayfocusd Be more productive

Recipe Puppy Stuck for something for dinner?

Pixabay Copyright free images

Instructables How to make anything

Hemingway Write better

Todoist Easy to use task manager

Research Collections Historic books and more

Library Services on YouTube Our very own ‘how to’ guides

StudyBlue Flashcards and study tools

Mendeley Help with referencing

Daily Kitten Everyone needs a daily kitten

Flickr Commons Weird and wonderful historic photos

Alarmy For all your alarm clock needs

Momentum Stop procrastinating

Elf Yourself Festive fun

Norad Tracks Santa Keep your eye on the big guy

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