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Developing Grit

Developing Grit

What You Need to Succeed

As the saying goes, genius is one part inspiration and 99 parts perspiration. Without grit and tenacity, natural talent can tragically be left undeveloped and unfulfilled. It’s only by putting in the hours and overcoming setbacks that long-term...Show More
My Future Self

My Future Self

What You Need to Succeed

If you met your future self, what would you want to ask them? Just as importantly, what would you hope they could tell you? Knowing your future self involves understanding your present strengths and interests, and considering how they will change...Show More
Social Skills

Social Skills

What You Need to Succeed

Social skills are often challenging for young people trying to navigate their world. Learning how to communicate and interact with others does not always come naturally. However, such skills are crucial for connecting with the people around them...Show More
Self-Management

Self-Management

What You Need to Succeed

Living a life without anybody telling you what to do may sound like a young person’s dream, but without the ability to self-manage, they can quickly find themselves in a dire situation. This video examines what it takes to develop self-control...Show More
Developing Emotional Intelligence

Developing Emotional Intelligence

What You Need to Succeed

There has long been talk about intelligence quotients, but emotional intelligence has recently emerged as an equally powerful predictor of success and satisfaction in life. This video introduces the concept of emotional intelligence and considers...Show More
Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness

What You Need to Succeed

Research has found that the majority of people think they are self-aware, while in reality less than a quarter truly are. If they took a test about themselves, they would probably fail! This video examines what self-awareness is and why it is an...Show More
Aspiration and Ambition

Aspiration and Ambition

What You Need to Succeed

Where do you see yourself ten years from now? What do you want to do and who do you want to be? For young people, ten years away might sound impossibly distant, yet it’s these questions that can shape their actions today. This video helps...Show More
Social Awareness

Social Awareness

What You Need to Succeed

Being socially aware is the ability to read what others may be thinking and feeling, as well as knowing the right things to say at the right time. This video helps students develop empathy, learning when it is appropriate to engage more as a...Show More
A Growth Mindset

A Growth Mindset

What You Need to Succeed

A growth mindset is associated with positive thinking. It embraces challenges and seeks opportunities to learn and grow. Rather than backing down and avoiding possible failure, a growth mindset acknowledges that success comes from practice and...Show More
The Benefits of Lifelong Learning

The Benefits of Lifelong Learning

What You Need to Succeed

More than half of what you learn in life is outside of formal education. But lifelong learning doesn’t mean doing maths homework well into middle age! Instead, it means you have a hunger to discover new things and a recognition that you need to...Show More
Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

Library Skills

Intellectual property refers to someone’s ideas or words, as well as any images, music and videos that they have created. These types of works are protected online by a licence that tells us if and how we can use or modify them. Understanding...Show More
Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

Library Skills

Did you know that just by submitting a research report, you could be committing a crime? That is, if you have used the work or intellectual property of others without acknowledging it. Plagiarism is theft and it has serious consequences in...Show More
Using the Catalogue

Using the Catalogue

Library Skills

Our school, college, university and local libraries have a wealth of information to help us research just about any topic we can think of. But where to start? Understanding online library catalogues, classification systems and signage is a...Show More
Online Databases

Online Databases

Library Skills

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when searching online. Often, we get millions of results, only a fraction of which will be appropriate for our research. A solution? Online databases. Using them is simpler than you might think. This programme...Show More
Time Flies: Time Management Tips

Time Flies: Time Management Tips

Study Skills

Emerson and Parker have lost control of the final commercial flight of the Berringer-848 model aeroplane. As it plummets from the sky, every second is vital. Fortunately skills coach extraordinaire, Ray Roundtree, is on hand to outline some...Show More
Defuse the Situation: Online Search and Review

Defuse the Situation: Online Search and Review

Study Skills

It’s high drama – police have identified a time-bomb in a car boot. Brave Constable Taviner decides to defuse it herself – brave because she has no idea what she’s doing. In a flash, skills coach Ray Roundtree appears to save the day with...Show More
Locked in the Vault: Memory Tips and Tricks

Locked in the Vault: Memory Tips and Tricks

Study Skills

It’s the day of the bank raid. Underworld lynchpin Black Cat isn’t impressed that Bugsy’s forgotten how to crack a safe. A knock at the door…it’s skills coach Ray Roundtree who loads them up with guidelines for digesting and remembering...Show More
The Making of

The Making of "The Price of Piracy" Commercial

Curtis Hill discusses directing "The Price of Piracy", and the impact of digital piracy on the creative industry.
Copying and Creativity

Copying and Creativity

Copying plays a crucial role at all stages of our development as human beings, from DNA replication to the way in which physical synchronicity helps us establish connections and relationships with friends and family, and beyond. Copying can also...Show More
Copyright in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Copyright in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Creators Discuss

This video explores the use of public domain and licensed copyright materials as inputs to commercial innovation. Interviews with successful UK media firms reveal how the availability of certain expressions, such as open source software and out...Show More
Going for a Song

Going for a Song

Going for a Song tells the story of Tina and Ben, a music composer and a lyricist who create an original song and discuss how to market it.
Permission or Permitted?

Permission or Permitted?

Copyright Bites

Permission or Permitted? considers how you can lawfully make use of, or borrow from, works that are still in copyright, but without having to ask for permission or make payment to the copyright owner.
Idea and Expression

Idea and Expression

Copyright Bites

Idea and Expression explores how copyright protects only the expression of ideas and not ideas themselves. The texts below help you understand a fundamental principle of copyright law: the idea-expression dichotomy.
Copyright Duration

Copyright Duration

Copyright Bites

Copyright Duration considers how long copyright lasts and what it means to say that a work is protected by copyright or in the public domain.
The Adventure of the Photographer's Stratagem

The Adventure of the Photographer's Stratagem

The Game Is On!

In the grand finale of The Game is On! series, the boundary between illusion and reality has never been so blurred…