Learning Resources for Students
There are many resources available to students that you may find useful to support you during your studies and helping you to plan for your career after university. This page contains a compilation of the most relevant and well-respected websites in the following areas:
- General learning resources
- Discipline-specific resources (biomechanics; physiology; psychology)
- Postgraduate resources
BASES Student Webinar Series
In the lead up to the 2024 BASES Student Conference, we would like to dedicate a series of webinars ‘The BASES Student Webinar Series’ to support and aid learning for students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
BASES will be hosting seven webinars which will run from October 2023 through to April 2024, providing at least one webinar per month. All webinars will be delivered through Zoom and will be approximately 1 hour long.
The webinar presenters range from BASES Fellows, BASES Division Committee Members to BASES Professional Members and Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientists.
The webinars include:
- BASES PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: A PROVOCATURE, presented by Prof Dave Broom FBASES and Prof Andy Smith MBE FBASES (25/10/23).
- Making a career with a degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences, presented by Prof John Dickinson FBASES (29/11/23).
- Avoiding common errors in your thesis’ for both PG and UG, presented by Prof Mike Price FBASES (13/12/23).
- 'Career journeys in Sport and Exercise Science - case studies from the Physiology and Nutrition division committee', presented by Dr Lindsay Bottoms FBASES, Dr Andy Galbraith and Dr Alan Ruddock FBASES (10/01/24)
- Sports science innovations for football performance; translating theory to practice in a premier league club, presented by Prof Warren Gregson (TBC for Jan / Feb 2024).
- How to keep calm and carry on coping, presented by Prof Tracey Devonport FBASES (28/02/24).
- The use of accelerometers in physical activity research, presented by Prof Stuart Fairclough FBASES (TBC for a date in March 2024)
Webinars are free for all BASES members, there is a £5 fee for non-members. Become a student member for as little as £24 annually and be part of the BASES Student Webinar Series and also receive a number of exclusive member benefits!
BASES members earn 2 CPD credits by registering for and watching a webinar.
This covers a lot of useful information, such as:
- A summary of the education sector’s response to COVID-19 and the impact it’s had on students - such as their mental health, which 83% of young people said has declined since the outbreak.
- How admission requirements and visa extensions are being handled according to the latest guidelines from Ofqual and the Home Office.
- What changes can be expected in the future - such as 97% of universities aiming to provide in-person learning once lockdown restrictions are lifted.
- A FAQ section, which addresses some of the most common concerns that international students might have.
Mental Health Resources
Find information and support for your mental health.
When you're living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital.
Rehab Recovery is an organisation to assist those experiencing issues with substance misuse and mental health issues.
ANDYSMANCLUB are a men’s suicide prevention charity, offering free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups across the United Kingdom and online. We want to end the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and help men through the power of conversation.
UK Addiction Treatment
Our Help Guides offer valuable information regarding the realities of addiction and how to address them. Here, you can learn ways to determine whether an addiction is present, the best ways to seek help for yourself or a loved one suffering, and how you can most effectively support those who might be experiencing issues with addiction.
Mental Health in College: A Guide for College and Students.
General learning resources
American College of Sports Medicine - ACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
Gatorade Sports Science Institute – this website provides many articles and papers on a range of sport science topics. It is useful for coursework and extra reading on key topics.
Lucozade Sports Science Academy – this website aims to provide an overview of sports nutrition, in particularly carbohydrate nutrition. It provides articles and reviews as well as useful sport science tools and charts.
The Nutrition Society – provides news, updates and job vacancies in nutrition.
A bibliographic database for sport, fitness and sports medicine.
A peer reviewed site for sports research. This site provides articles on all aspects of sports science, coaching, statistics and other sports related topics.
Bright Knowledge is the essential guide to careers,education and student life
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events.
To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors are qualified and have insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body. We have a section on Anxiety here
WikiJob produces content on careers, products and wellness to educate, inform and enlighten our readers.
50 Key Study Abroad Statistics & Facts to Know in 2022: https://moneytransfers.com/study-abroad-facts-and-stats/.
The guide uses data to shed light on:
What is student mobility in higher education
The benefits of studying abroad
Where you should consider studying
Understanding Your Finances: The Guide for College Students
How to Write a Cracking Cover Letter and CV: https://www.mytutor.co.uk/blog/parents/mytutor-for-students/how-to-write-a-cracking-cover-letter-and-cv/
In the guide, we cover:
Top tips for writing a stand-out cover letter
Getting your CV into shape
Examples of great cover letters and CVs
It provides essential information on landing a job, covering::
- How to structure a CV
- Adding an introductory profile to your CV
- Mentioning your professional experience
- Elaborating on your education
- There are 6 key parts of a great CV: contact details, introduction, skills and experience, achievements, education and training, and hobbies and interests.
- However, you should structure your CV according to the stage you are in your career. For example, if you’re a recent graduate, you want to focus on your education. But if you’ve had over 5 years of experience in work, you can leave your educational experience as a smaller section after your career history.
- Some roles will ask you to include a cover letter. This gives you the chance to build on anything you mentioned in your personal profile – or even serve as a replacement for information which you didn’t find space for, or didn’t feel was relevant enough to add.
https://wikijob.com/aptitude-tests/test-types/shl-tests- a complete guide for students in dealing with psychometric tests during interview processes for internships and first full-time jobs and a page with all our free practice tests, including numerical, verbal and inductive reasoning tests, https://www.wikijob.co.uk/aptitude-tests/test-providers/practice-shl-tests
Students who are away at university for an exciting chapter of their lives, whether they are first-time or returning students, frequently experience homesickness. “8 TIPS FOR DEALING WITH HOMESICKNESS IN FIRST YEAR OF UNIVERSITY" It's packed full of useful tips.
Adobe Express Resume provides users with a variety of customizable resume templates to choose from. Users can easily input their personal information, work experience, education, skills, and other relevant details into the template. By utilizing Adobe Express Resume, individuals can conveniently create visually appealing and well-structured resumes without the need for extensive design skills or knowledge.
Adobe Express Resume here.
Discipline-specific learning resources
This is the resource area for Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins that publish McArdle, Katch and Katch Exercise Physiology textbook and many of the books advertised have access to their ‘Student Resouce Center’. This provides a great deal of information including quizzes that are designed to aid learning.
McGraw Hill Online Learning Centre providing information on teaching of and instruction in physiology. Clicking on ‘Instructor Center’ provides two good items - an instructor lab manual and human body case studies.
The American Physiological Society website containing useful information on physiology education in general under headings such as – Education Overview, Archives of Teaching resources, Undergraduate Education, Graduate/Professional Education, Continuing Education. Also contains good additional education links.
National centre for chronic diseases - Surgeon Generals Report.
A database relating to clinical medicine, health care, veterinary medicine, pharmacology and the biosciences such as genetics, physiology and immunology. The database covers over 3,800 journal titles.
Web of Knowledge/Web of Science: The full Web of Science from MIMAS covers 1981 to date. You may search all three indexes simultaneously, or select searching in one index (Science/Social Sciences/Arts) only. Web of science offers enhanced citation searching, including citation searches for all authors, not only the first named, as well as ‘related records’ option which can be used to widen your search results.
Free online tool specifically designed to make it easier for students to apply and manage their postgraduate applications.
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