Managing your time
Successful study at University isn't just about knowing how to write an essay or pass an exam – to do these things as well as you deserve you have to find a way to manage all the different demands on your time.
That could include not only academic work like lectures and seminars, presentations and research, coursework and revision, but also paid work and time for fitness, fun, friends and family.
In this section you will find resources to help you plan your workload, get organised, and make more effective use of the time you have. For more detailed advice, see the LearnHigher website on Time Management for University Students (also produced by the Study Advice team at the University of Reading).
- Getting organised - includes making timetables and work schedules, and a list of useful paper and online tools.
- Making more hours in a day - we can't actually make more hours in your day, but we can help you make them more productive.
- Avoiding distractions and staying motivated - how to stay focused and keep going.