Welcome!

Welcome to the LIFT OFF Learning Skills (LOLS) Information Hub! 

Here you will find all the tools, resources and information you need to complete your LOLS course learning and assessment.

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Online Workshops

Academic Writing Skills

Academic Writing Skills

This workshop explores reflective and academic writing practice and note taking techniques.
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Applications & Admissions

Applications & Admissions

This workshop asks students to consider and reflect on their own intentions for Higher Education study.
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Campus Workshops

Some of the learning at LOLS will be completed in person at our campus visit day.

Details will be announced soon, keep an eye on your emails for more information. 

Life in Higher Education

Life in HE

This workshop explores the differences between life and study at school and higher education.
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Presenting your Findings

Group Work & Presenting Findings

This workshop explores group working and how to effectively present findings.
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Human Impacts on Climate Change & Climate Change Impacts on Humans

Guest Lecture by Professor Rebecca Waid

This lecture focuses on Climate Change, Nature and sustainability.
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Resources

Reflective Learning Log

Academic Writing Skills

Complete your log now!

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Applications and Admissions

Have you completed your log?

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Life in Higher Education

Logbook time!

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Presenting your Findings

Almost finished your logs!

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Post Presentation Reflections

Last logbook entry!

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Presentation Support

The following websites will give you a good starting point for your presentation research. Each tile has some tips about what to expect from the resource. At the bottom are some additional articles to have a look at.

The Natural History Museum's climate change pages

NHM Climate Change

A great jumping off point for your research. Most of the articles are linked to academic journals about climate change.
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BBC News - Climate Change

BBC News: Climate Change

Stay up to date with all the climate change news.
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BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize

Get the basics about climate change here!
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American weather service articles

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Using this article as a starting point, you can research more climate change effects.
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The Met Office and Climate Change

Met Office and Climate Change

UK focused information and good summary on the difference between weather and climate
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New Scientist

New Scientist

Some good articles but bear in mind you might not be able to access everything.
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The Economist

The Economist

News about climate change with an economic slant. You may not be able to see all the articles but the headlines can give you some good angles to investigate!
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Open Access journals about Climate Change

PLOS climate change collection

A collection of journals about climate change. These are mainly for specialists, so don't worry if you don't understand everything.
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IPCC Report

The IPCC report below is quite heavy going! The points are listed under different headings and sections and there a lot of footnotes about where their evidence comes from. To avoid getting overwhelmed, we would advise focusing on the following points.

Section B

Section C

Section D

Section E

Contact Us

If you are struggling with anything throughout LOLS workshop or self study, please let us know! 

Our fantastic student volunteers not only help out at events but they are also on hand to answer any questions you might have about life in Higher education.

Get in touch with one of the LIFT OFF Student Volunteers to ask your questions.