Studying Effectively

Studying effectively

Students and staff share their views on how to be a successful student and some practical strategies for tackling day-to-day learning tasks and assessments.

"Your academic journey starts with the knowledge and abilities that you bring with you to your studies. You will learn with lecturers and other students as you become part of the academic community in your subject area."

Professor Sue Pryce
University Senior Tutor


Resources here and around campus

Popular pages

Online study tools

Rules and regulations

Group of students working together in a library

Visit the Libraries website for help with finding resources, developing your academic skills and online help.

Visit the Libraries website


Studying at university


Making the most of University teaching and private study time

Topics include:

Starting your university course

Setting personal goals

Engaging with academic staff

Types of teaching


Lectures, seminars, online: knowing what to expect

Topics include:


Laboratories and practical classes


Being organised


Setting priorities and managing your own workload

Topics include:

Managing yourself

Working with others

Keeping up to date



Reading and interpreting sources and data


Finding and using the right information for your studies

Topics include:

Library essentials

Finding resources

Using statistics and data



Exploring academic writing, and ways to write effectively

Topics include:

Writing tasks at university

Strategies for writing

Referencing and citing

Preparing for assessment


Understanding assessment and demonstrating your ability

Topics include:

Dealing with exams

Giving presentations

Using feedback



Popular pages

Online study tools

  • Moodle for module resources
  • NUsearch
  • (UK | China | Malaysia)
    for books, journals, articles, databases and more.


Studying Effectively

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