10 Study Tips For Keeping On Top of Uni
By Rebecca Maher on January 27th, 2023
Study time may seem overwhelming and you may not know where to begin. It may seem like your whole life depends on the perfect essay or exam results, but studying does not need to take over your life. With the right study habits, you can study smarter and not harder. To make your university life that little bit easier, here are some of our top study tips.
Begin by using these study tips as a starting point.
Whether it is practice tests, self-quizzing, mind mapping or creating prompt cards, try study methods that help you retain information effectively and manage your time. The Arch resident James shares some of his top tips on how to deal with stress while studying which can also help you.
A clean and tidy workspace means a clear mind for your study session. Begin by organising your desk to locate everything you need for a good study session.
Try study sessions with your course mates- you can book out your resident study spaces and common rooms to eliminate distractions!
Get creative and put together a study playlist ready for you to power ahead and be productive with your study sessions.
If you have the afternoon off university or downtime during lectures, use this time wisely. There is nothing worse than leaving deadlines or revision until the last minute, something we have all been guilty of!
Make the most of your resident gym to burn off any built-up stress. Not only is regular exercise a great stress release, but helps improve your concentration and memory, allowing you to retain information better.
Our residences in Vega, City Village and The Kingfisher have some of the most scenic views which are ideal for walks, and perfect for you to explore when taking a study break.
It is so easy to procrastinate, especially if there are distractions surrounding you. Break away from social gatherings in your flat kitchen and living spaces, and power through studying in your room. Make a pact with yourself to avoid checking your social media until your study session is over. It might be worth a change of scenery by studying in your university library too, with some of the best facilities available for you.
If you’re struggling, take a look at our blog about eliminating distractions.
Ever the advocates of a healthy diet, try our favourite study snacks and drinks:
The infamous energy drinks may ‘give you wings’ for a limited time but have zero health benefits in the long run. Instead, try:
Finally, here are our top 5 free Study apps to help with study techniques
Quizlet– perfect for making virtual flashcards
Trello- ideal for mind mapping and to-do lists
My study life – manage your tasks and assignments in one place
Everyday – track your habits and goals to help you and your study habits
Egenda- great for managing deadlines