Study

  • Structure your time. Plan out time to relax, go shopping, eat, meet friends, and so forth. Also, plan out appropriate amounts of time to sit down and get on with your ‘homework’ – make sure you account for commuting time.
  • Create a group on social media or on your phone for all of your classmates to get to know each other better, share ideas, and ask questions to each other.
  • University grading works differently, so you getting a first-class degree is not dependent on someone else getting a 2.1 or 2.2. In this way, you should endeavour to help and support your peers so that you all get the most out of the experience and are not in competition with each other.
  • ‘Formative’ work means that it is unassessed and will not count towards any of your overall grades for the year or the course. ‘Summative’ means that the work is assessed in some form, and you should be instructed as to whether this will contribute to your year average or your overall degree.
  • Make use of the Library and particularly the online resources.
  • Don’t overwork yourself because you feel pressured to prove yourself as a ‘big fish’ – you can do it, and you are good enough.
  • Ask questions – about anything, anytime.
  • Try to plan your big assessments well in advance and stay on top of the smaller ones.
  • Use your Christmas break to take a well-deserved and much-needed rest. Dedicate a bit of time over the break to reflect on what you did well on in term one, and what you could improve on in term two – such as having a good work/life balance, eating regularly, doing a sufficient amount of reading etc.
  • Take some time out - Go and support Team Warwick at the weekly sport fixtures on a Wednesday afternoon – it will be a great bonding experience with your friends!