Did you know? You can learn how to touch type online

Touch typing utilises muscle memory to enable you to type without having to look at the keyboard, which could be a useful skill to have when it comes to lectures and note taking. If you have difficulty paying attention to lecture slides because you are looking at the keyboard instead, then learning to touch type…

App of the Week: Hold

Is your phone distracting you whilst you are trying to study? Do you want to get free rewards whilst studying? Hold is the app for you! The mobile app hold allows you to earn points that can be converted into rewards by staying off your phone whilst on campus. Hold tracks when you are on…

App of the Week: Duolingo

Studying a language as part of your degree? Want to learn a new language? Then, download Duolingo, the fun free app that allows you to learn new languages. The app offers over 30 different language courses from Portuguese to Chinese, the app creates an interactive way to learn languages on the go. The app teaches you…

TED talk: How AI can enhance our memory, work and social lives

Artificial Intelligence is a prominent within everyday society and is constantly changing and advancing with new developments. Tom Gruber, who co-created ‘Siri’ discusses how artificial intelligence can be utilised to enhance a variety of human functions. To find out more, watch the fascinating TED talk introducing how artificial intelligence can enhance our memory, work and social…

Tech Tip: Automatic back up to cloud storage

Whilst a student at SHU you will often find yourself using various platforms of technology to support you with your learning. Therefore, majority of the work you will be completed on a digital file therefore it is important to ensure all your work is backed up properly to additional storage devices. To access a step…

App of the Week: SoundNote

  SoundNote is great for students as it enables you to record audio whilst having the ability to type and draw from any mobile device. Never miss another detail in a lecture as the audio recording function enables playback to edit and add to your notes. The app also allows you to share these notes and…

App of the week: Mindfulness

University life can be a new and exciting experience but at times can be overwhelming and stressful, the mindfulness app can help you through these times. Mindfulness involves taking a moment to clear your thoughts and have a calming break from busy schedules. The app allows you to have bite-size meditation breaks to clear your…