Developing Healthy Study Habits are essential to ensuring you get the most out of your University course. It sets you up to stay on track, engage intellectually with your studies, and prevent you from becoming from overwhelmed.
With a high amount of learning and teaching now taking place online or virtually, remind yourselves to practice a healthy approach towards learning. Develop healthy routines, balance your studies with self-care, and look after your digital wellbeing.
If you are still struggling, reach out to your Personal Tutor, or the Support Services available for further techniques and one-to-one guidance.
Have you got involved with your School’s Peer Mentoring Programme?
Peer Mentoring is a great way for you to ask questions to those students who have already completed Level 1 studies. The Mentors offer subject-specific advice and techniques that they found useful.
You can find out more about Peer Mentoring via the buttons below.
If you want to find out who your Peer Mentors are, you can contact your School Office, or get in touch with the Peer Mentoring team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about Peer Mentoring Email the Peer Mentoring Team
The University’s Learning Development Service (LDS) offer one-to-one guidance and support appointments on how to study effectively, manage your time, and deal with different aspects of your academic journey.
A one-to-one appointment is a dedicated session which focuses on helping you study and prepare for ongoing assessments. You will meet with one of the team to discuss your learning and to develop a plan of action.
Appointments can be booked via email at email@example.com
For more information about the Learning Development Service, the services they offer, and how to book a one-to-one appointment, visit their website below.
Not sure what an appointment entails? View the appointment video below.
Booking or attending a one-to-one (video) Email LDS LDS Website
Studying Effectively Online – Open Workshops
To support your online studying, we have organised a number of open workshops for you to attend.
These 30 min sessions (15 mins presentation / 15 mins Q&A) focus on a different academic skill each week.
- time management,
- online productivity,
- writing and referencing
These take place live on Teams, check out the timetable below and details on how to join!
View the Open Workshops Programme here
Not enough hours in your day?
Managing your time can be challenging when studying or working from home. However, establishing a routine will help to improve your productivity and work-life balance!
Check out our tips on time management and working from home below
You will also find resources below on weekly and yearly planners. We have prepared a short video to show you how to make the most of the academic calendar, so that you have a plan on managing your time.
Time Management and Working From Home Making the Most of the Academic Calendar
Ever heard of the phrase ‘studying independently?’ Not sure what it is? Or, not sure how to actually study independently.
You’re not alone. A lot of students struggle to adapt to independent studying, but it is a skill worth practicing and figuring out what techniques work best for you.
The Learning Development Service have prepared a really helpful guide to understanding the basics of how independent studying works.
- Managing your time
- Engaging with module content
- Self-directed study
- Reflecting on your progress
Watch our guide to independent studying
Guide to Online Learning
Have you been struggling to adjust to learning in largely online environments?
This year classes may be taking place online, either via recordings or ‘live’ online sessions.
In this Online Learning Guide, you will find some tips for online learning, focusing particularly on preparation for classes, engaging with sessions and taking effective notes, and reviewing notes and consolidating your learning afterwards.
Online Learning Guide
Study Spaces on Campus
Although the amount of face-to-face teaching may have reduced for most courses, our study spaces are still open with strict safety measures in place.
There are a wide range of study spaces and additional areas on campus for you to learn and study.
Find a quiet space on campus to learn, attend an online class, or catch-up with your work
We believe that studying in our on-campus facilities will really help you to get the most out of your online learning. It will set you up with a quiet space to concentrate, focus, get support with subject librarians, and access to lots of electronic and physical resources.
View the On-Campus Study Spaces
Digital Wellbeing: Thriving in the Age of Digital Distraction
The average person spends 6 hours and 43 minutes per day online – that’s a lot!
Do you find yourself feeling distracted or fed-up with the digital world? Are your phone usage reports too high?
The Student Wellbeing Service recently ran a webinar with Digital Wellbeing.ie
Watch it back to look at some ideas on getting a healthy balance between the digital world and the real-life world!
Watch the Digital Wellbeing Webinar