Tag Archives: LinkedIn Learning

My summer research placements were cancelled- what I did next…

Sakina Amin, a second-year Biological Sciences student at the University of Leeds lost two exciting summer research placements at the University of Cambridge due to Covid-19. Since then, she has been engaging in online courses, working on her mental health and researching her academic areas of interest.

The cancellation of my placements made me feel really disappointed as I had worked hard to achieve them. However, I am motivated to spend  summer pursuing my research interests in molecular biology and developing computing skills as I know they will be useful in my degree studies and beyond.

After my undergraduate studies, I plan on pursuing a PhD and entering academia, so summer research experience would have benefited me tremendously. However, during these uncertain times, I have realised the importance of mental health and optimising available resources to make the most out of the situation and remain positive.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Advice

Developing skills during self-isolation: a guide to LinkedIn Learning

Image of EPA Oli against a leafy backgroundIn this age of self-isolation you may have found that you’ve got more time spare, and be wondering how you can use this time productively.

With that in mind, today’s post is a repost from a couple of weeks ago about LinkedIn Learning from Oli Walkden, who graduated from his MA Critical & Cultural Theory at Leeds in September and is now an Employability & Progression Assistant at the Careers Centre.

What is LinkedIn Learning?

Learning is an online learning platform from the professional social media giant LinkedIn. It provides a myriad of training sessions, classes, lectures and more in video format.

The University has a year’s pilot license for the service, meaning that all students can access it for free. Hurrah!

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Advice, Covid-19

LinkedIn Learning – why should we use it?

Image of EPA Oli against a leafy backgroundOli Walkden graduated from his MA Critical & Cultural Theory at Leeds in September and is now an Employability & Progression Assistant at the Careers Centre, encouraging students to take advantage of our opportunities before they leave university and enter the professional world. In this post, he shines some light on a very recent addition to the University’s big bank of employability opportunities – one that you should use while you still can!

What is LinkedIn Learning?

Learning is an online learning platform from the professional social media giant LinkedIn. It provides a myriad of training sessions, classes, lectures and more in video format.

The University has a year’s pilot license for the service, meaning that all students can access it for free. Hurrah!

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Advice