Learning Development Service
Student Guidance Centre
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 3618
Normal hours are Monday-Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Evening and Skype appointments are available upon request.
2011 Teaching Award Recipient
In order to learn at university you need to study. Studying can be a difficult skill to develop,and your approach to studying will be determined by your own learning style. Your learning style refers to the way that you take information, process it, remember it and express it. There are many different ways to categorising learning styles, and it is likely that you may not fit into one category perfectly or will move between styles (see learning styles section).
You may already have some idea of your learning styels based on previous experience in education. However, we often use a combination of different learning styles and sometimes will change preferences over time. Therefore it is good to explore different approaches to study.
As a student it is worthwhile thinking about how you learn best - there may be times when you have a lot of material to study, but not a lot of time to study it all, and therefore by knowing how you learn best, it is likely you will be able to:
- Study more effectively
- Identify your strengths and weaknesses
- Have a flexible approach to problems with subject related topics
Even when you are aware of your learning style and how you can effectively study, it is important that you work on your other skills. For example, you can't study for exams if you do not have accurate, reliable notes. Therefore you need to ensure that you can take notes effectively. Other skills that are important are your time management skills and your ability to make the most of tutorials etc.
Each of these skills are covered in this website, just click on the links on the left for more information.