Becoming a successful independent learner is essential if you want to achieve good marks at university. This means taking responsibility for your own workload; being motivated to learn, managing your time and reflecting on your progress.
If you have received lots of support and direction in the past, you might find this increased responsibility difficult to manage at first.
In this section you will find insights into different aspects of independent learning as well as practical advice on making it work for you.
At university you will often study several modules in parallel. Sometimes, this will mean working on different assignments at the same time. Planning your work effectively in this situation will help you to optimise your time and minimise the pressure of working to multiple deadlines.
Video - Students talk about managing their time at university and provide tips about staying focused. View video using Microsoft Stream (link opens in a new window, available for University members only).
Working independently means that you have more control over how and when you get your work done.
If you want to be really productive, plan in some deep focus sessions!