We know a lot about what helps students get the best degree results and the best employment outcomes.
Everyone is different and everyone's circumstances are different, but there is national research, as well as research that we have done about our own students, that tells us what kinds of behaviours seem to go hand in hand with success.
Independent study spaces might be in:
There will be times where there will be intensive long hours needed to completed work. Even if the day at university is over, study time is still needed.
To complete assignments students need to know how to find the newest ideas on the subject, prepare balanced arguments, read complex information or formulae.
The library has around 357,000 books and over 500,000 e-books plus academic journals. There is an electronic database called SUMMON that helps students find this material where ever they are.
In the library there are 954 silent/quiet/group study spaces, 24 hour computer rooms open all year with 513 computers and 108 laptops ready to be loaned.
For more information about our library resources please visit the Library website.
Students need to be aware that they are responsible for organising their own study times. This planning will become very important so that work does not pile up and they know when deadlines happen. It is much, much harder to do assignments and projects at the last minute at university level. There are many sources of support to access. Each student has a Personal Academic Tutor, who they will be allocated to, and we recommend a proactive approach in meeting and responding to messages from this tutor.
Study is done in modules. Often a few modules run at the same time across the timetable, so the student may be doing several modules at a time.