We recently published some top tips from your lecturers which have proved to be very popular. Lecturers have a great deal of experience in Higher Education and are the best people to ask for advice about how to succeed at University. Here are a few more tips, together with extra information and helpful links. You can also see the tips on the large digital screens around campus.
Read, read and read some more
Lecturers are always telling you to read around the subject and if your work shows evidence of this you will usually get better marks. Studies have also found that reading can improve memory, expand your vocabulary and improve focus and concentration!
Find the best material to read by making an appointment to see your Faculty Librarian who will help you to discover new and relevant resources for your subject. You can book a one-to-one, small group, Skype or telephone appointment with your Librarian via the online booking system.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
While you are at University there will inevitably be times when you could do with a helping hand, so however large or small your problem or question, you can always turn to the Advice Zone for help.
For example, you can ask the Advice Zone how to change your course, contact your tutor, take time out or apply for Extenuating Circumstances. They will also issue ID cards, give directions, help you to register with the Health Centre, borrow a laptop, pay your fees online, print student letters and use the self-service machines.
Basically, if the Advice Zone can’t answer it, then they will know someone who can!
If you need help with any aspect of referencing, the Student Development and Study Skills Service has a wide range of resources to support you.
‘Things your lecturers wish you knew’ is compiled and created by the Progression Team.
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