By Amber Lovell

What are the alternatives to students having to pay for their course books?

November 15, 2022

In this blog, we’re asking why students are spending money on core textbooks and looking at the alternatives. With more than 7 in 10 students admitting they’re worried about having enough money to pay for their course textbooks, surely there is another way? Being a student can be tough, even without the black cloud of

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By Amber Lovell

Kortext’s guide to academic reading

November 10, 2022

You’re possibly wondering why you’re here. You may have learnt to read back in primary school with a Biff and Chip classic but, now you’re in higher education, what you’re reading is an entirely different calibre to what you have been exposed to before.   What is academic reading? We all approach different texts differently. For

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By Ellie Parker

Are your courses inclusive?

November 9, 2022

Recognising each student’s entitlement to a learning experience that is fair in respect of diversity, participation, and the removal of barriers in higher education contributes to an inclusive learning experience. So, are your courses inclusive? What does it mean to be inclusive in higher education? To be honest, the word inclusive can mean many things

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By Ellie Parker

Enhanced content discovery on the Kortext Arcturus platform

November 8, 2022

Kortext’s latest product update revealed some exciting features to improve the student, librarian and academic user experience. Today, we’re taking a look at how content discovery has changed on the Kortext Arcturus platform, offering new ways to discover and, indeed, re-discover, valuable learning content. Explore your bookshelf, the Kortext library and Collections Our brand-new platform

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By Amber Lovell

Meet the Librarian – Lynsey Southern

November 3, 2022

When the word librarian is uttered, people immediately think of the age-old stereotypes of school librarians. Dispelling that, we’ve scoured higher education high and low to show you there’s more to librarians than the cliches and stereotypes. Whilst we typically focus on higher education, Kortext caters to other sectors and industries, including the NHS, within

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By Ellie Parker

Feature focus: want to explore student Workbooks?

October 25, 2022

Say hello to Workbooks – a central scratchpad for student notes and annotations, promoting more effective and impactful study behaviours. Stay organised With Workbooks at their fingertips, students using the Kortext Arcturus platform to read and study can easily collate their digital annotations into categories and even sub-folders such as modules, topics or Workbooks containing

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