Studying Effectively

Studying at university

From starting your course, through choosing your modules and setting personal goals, studying at university is about developing your independence as a learner and working with academic staff and other students to become capable at critical thinking and communicating your ideas within a scholarly community.

“There are opposing views and you can disagree with them… Critical thinking is about being able to weigh up different points of view and come to your own ground on them” - David Hand, PG student



Starting your course


Getting ready and the early stages: things to do

Choosing modules


Planning your route through your course

Setting personal goals


Improving your studies, enjoyability and well being



Independent learning

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Taking control of your work and studies

Engaging with academics

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Getting the most from your relationship with academic staff

Working in groups

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Working effectively with other students



Creative & critical thinking

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Developing creative and critical skills

Developing as a writer

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Improving your writing skills to meet new challenges

Academic integrity & plagiarism


Becoming a part of the academic community



Resources from around campus

Getting started

Planning your studies

Academic development


Studying Effectively

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