Top Tips for Academic Success

Hopefully you’ll love your degree, but we know that sometimes they can be hard, so here’s a quick guide to help you survive first year and beyond.

  • Join your Academic Society! They’re full of people on your course that can give advice, and many run mentoring schemes.
  • Keep on top of your reading – Don’t let it all pile up or it will feel unmanageable.
  • Keep reviewing your notes: it makes revision much easier at the end of the year.
  • Make use of your lecturers’ office hours – this is your chance for one-to-one time, make use of it, that’s why they’re there.
  • ASK QUESTIONS – Seminars, labs and tutorials are the place to question everything, so do! Debate with your colleagues and quiz the tutor.
  • Make your views heard! If you are given an opportunity to give feedback – give it!
  • Join the SSLC – the Student-Staff Liaison Committees allow you to make changes to your course directly, run in the elections to represent your course at the start of Term 1.
  • Eat well - It’s tempting to live off toast and Pot Noodles, but don’t, the food we eat plays a big part in our health and wellbeing.
  • Exercise! There’s loads of clubs, teams and classes on at Warwick Sport.
  • Enjoy it! Your degree only lasts a few years, so love every moment before it’s over.

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