Introduction to managing your studies
Successfully completing a university degree does not happen by accident. You need to manage three particular aspects of life to be successful at university – time, everyday life and all its demands, and the physical and digital environment in which you study. Time management is important because part of your responsibility at university is to read, to research and to write independently. You will need to plan carefully to ensure that you submit all of your assignments on time and attend all lectures and tutorials whether on campus or online. In addition, you need to balance university commitments with family and work commitments. Included in this is maintaining a healthy mind and a healthy body by taking time away from study for recreation and developing social relationships as well as eating a well-balanced diet. You will need to find a physical place to study and store your materials in a logical and neat fashion. Finally, you need to know and understand how to operate in a computer environment, especially saving, protecting and storing your digital files. You can find some information and ideas for managing your studies on the right hand navigation bar.
If you would like further information, please contact staff from the Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP), who run free workshops for internal and external students.
Phone: 08 8946 7459
In this section you will find information about:
Try the time inventory, weekly and semester planners to consider how to best manage your time.
Get some ideas for creating your study environment, considering the resources you have and need, plus backup and virus protection for your digital files.