As exam season fast approaches it’s important to begin to think about how best to manage, plan and utilise your time effectively. In this blog, I’ll go through my top 5 revision tips, which helped me be successful in exams. I hope they help you too! Start Revising Early! There’s nothing worse than leaving revision … Continue reading My top 5 revision tips
The step up from school to university teaching can be really daunting for many students. I know that in my own first year I really struggled to adapt to university-level independent study. It took a while to get to grips with the best ways to take notes in lectures, revise and learn in order to … Continue reading How to adapt to independent study at university
At university, there’s lots of academic support available to help you make the most of your degree. I want to tell you about some of the most important resources and ways of getting support, so you know what’s available! The Writing and Maths Skills Centre The Writing and Maths Skills Centres, located in the library, … Continue reading Academic Support at York
How university study is different to school: Lectures are the main source of information from the university. Everyone taking the module sits in a large lecture theatre and listens to a professor’s talk on the weekly topic. Sometimes, there is an opportunity to ask questions and interact, but most lectures are silent on the part … Continue reading What’s it like to study at university?
In this blog, I’m going to discuss some of the techniques I use for study motivation, or at least, what makes studying more bearable! Tidy up! I always find that I work better in a clean, organised environment. That means making sure my room and desk is tidy. If you don’t have a desk, a … Continue reading Study motivation: to break or not to break, that is the question
The move from school, sixth form or college to university is one that brings so many changes, and a lot of the time they can be quite scary. From living by yourself to making friends, it can all feel a bit daunting. One of the things I was most concerned about was how studying was … Continue reading Transitioning from school or college to university study
Hello! I’m Benjamin, a 3rd year Law student from Vanbrugh College. Studying is an important aspect of university and it is quite different to studying at school, college or sixth form! In this blog, I will talk you through my methods of study, what it is like studying Law, how to prepare for seminars, and … Continue reading Studying at uni – what’s it like?
The last few months have been a really difficult time for everybody. So much has changed meaning our usual routines have been thrown out of the window. Many of us have trying to create ourselves a new schedule and adapt to life working at home. I know it’s not easy, but I have a few … Continue reading How to work or study effectively from home
After two and a half years living independently in different cities and countries from my family, I now find myself having to adjust to studying at home. These are my top five tips for tricking your brain into being just as productive – or more so – at home as you would be at uni. … Continue reading Five tips for studying at home
We asked some of our students to share their top revision tips: Chloe, BA English Plan lots of mini-breaks Revise what you don’t know, not what you do, even if it is the easiest option! Use lots of colour. Make your revision notes visually appealing so they’re nicer to look at. Xavier, LLB Law Don’t … Continue reading Top tips for revising