Between nights out, keeping up with your part-time work and seeing your mates, it can be hard to always stay on track with your uni work. We’re here to give you some top tips if you need a bit of help getting back on track.
If you’re stuck in a rut with your studies, then try shaking things up and trying a new routine. If you normally work in the library, for example, why not seek out new spaces to study in? There are lots of coffee shops and study areas both on campus and nearby. Do you normally workout after uni? Try mixing things up and taking a midday class, there are lots of fitness classes to get involved with at various sports centres, and free taster classes often crop up on campus too! Small changes can make a big difference, especially as the darker evenings start to creep in. Find what works for you – and the joy of uni is that no day needs to look the same!
The Library team have put together this brilliant blog, full of tips to help you feel motivated with your work and tricks to help you if you need a hand. From goal setting to task management – check it out and get inspired.
Reach out and get some help
Sometimes we all need a helping hand. We have lots of free workshops to help you, whatever you need. Upcoming workshops include:
- An online revision workshop to help you succeed in your studies, 21 Nov
- Finding a better way to take notes in classes by the Library team, 25 Nov
- How to get the most out of your reading by the Library team, 30 Nov
Check out the Library workshops on offer that you can access for free.
Get prepared for upcoming exams
Getting ahead can help you feel more in control of your workload, especially if you’ve got exams coming up. This blog about what do before, during and after your exams is a great place to start if you’re not sure where to begin.
The Library also have a whole host of support on offer to help you prepare and revise throughout the exam and assessment period. Including:
- free workshops and online resources for revision, exam and assessment support
- one-to-one support from our Library experts via the Library drop-in support service
- wellbeing resources and workshops via the Counselling and Mental Health service
Find out more about exam and assessment support.
Feedback can be a great way to help you improve and encourage you to try new ways of working. Highlight common themes in the feedback from your assignments and think of practical solutions to help you overcome these. For example, if you need to improve your academic writing, book yourself onto a free workshop at the library. Or if your proofreading is letting you down, plan extra time into your schedule to read through your work and research methods that can help you.
Take a break and try something new!
If your studies are really getting you down, take a break and enjoy some time away from work. You could explore a hobby you’re interested in or go for a walk in the beautiful nature right on your doorstep or try your hand at volunteering. This will help you gain perspective on your studies and come back to it with a fresh mindset. If you need inspiration, check out our 100 things to do in Manchester, which is full of lots of free and fun ideas of things to do in the city.