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LIV'S LITTLE AND OFTEN STUDY TIPS
There is nothing worse than HAVING to do all-nighters or missing out on seeing friends (now some restrictions have been eased) because you have deadlines and revision. Here are some tips on how to manage it:
- Get a physical calendar, could be lined paper with dates or something more fancy but fill in all events, so you can always visually see it. Add deadlines, exams, friends birthdays, social plans – anything important to you
- Break it down:
- Exams – List the key topics that will come up, then look at past papers/ mid-terms to get an idea of question style or reoccurring topics to focus on
- Essays/ Assignments - Breakdown the questions or topics so it’s in chunks
- Now work backwards – From the day before the deadlines fill in with your topics missing the days you have social plans or other deadlines
- Routine, Now term is over having one which could be 10-4 working pattern or weekends off will make starting term 3 easier!
- The earlier you start, the less cramming you will need to do
Looking after yourself is important! Starting early so you can prioritise your health and social life with a bit of Uni work in-between is much better than the other way around!
I’m worried that I haven’t done very well in my studies this term – what should I do?
The University has an Extenuating Circumstances policy which you can complete to notify the Exam Boards of any circumstances, outside of your control, that you feel have negatively impacted your work. Get in touch to discuss your options and how Extenuating Circumstances might be considered.
I’m an EU student – will I need a visa to return to the UK in January 2021?
From 11pm on 31st December 2020, EU, EEA and Swiss students will require immigration permission to come to the UK. If you are in the UK before this date you can apply using the EU Settlement Scheme instead of applying for a visa – for more information see the SU Advice EU Settlement Status FAQ’s.
I’m struggling with my finances – is there any help available to me?
Both the University and the SU offer financial support for students experiencing short-term financial difficulties. To check if you are eligible visit the University Hardship Fund and the SU Advice Hardship Loan. Get in touch if you would like to discuss your situation further.
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