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Time Management

There are several tools that can help you manage your studies.

Why not try:

  • A diary, calendar or journal.
  • Lists and notes to prioritise tasks.
  • Timetables/schedules.
  • Carrying a small notebook to jot down ideas as they occur to you.

  • Planning

    Timetable the things you have to do:

    • Lectures/seminars/workshops/tutorials.
    • Reviews/critiques/assessments.
    • Part-time jobs and other commitments.

    To ensure you meet all deadlines:

    • Break down projects into small specific tasks.
    • Prioritise tasks.
    • Work out approximately how long each task will take. Be realistic!
    • Fit all tasks into the timetable.
    • Be aware of opening times and other student demands on University resources - factor this into your planning.
    • Plan to finish your project well before hand in to allow time for final adjustments or problems that may arise.
    • Allow time for relaxation.
    • Be flexible - try to keep to your timetable, but make readjustments as necessary.
  • Keeping on track
    • If you get a block, move on to a different task.
    • If you are in need of help/advice, don't wait until you're running out of time.
  • Know how you work
    • Think about what time of day you work most efficiently and build this into your timetable.
    • Be realistic about what you can achieve in the time allotted.
    • Your study might be more effective if you allow yourself breaks.
    • Reward yourself on meeting deadlines - this may help to motivate you.
  • Time saving tips
    • Try to rationalise your time by combining tasks: for example, when planning to visit the library, list all the jobs that can be done there.
    • Make use of dead time: for example, reading on the train and jotting notes in a queue.
    • Organise your material so that it does not get lost or damaged and can be accessed easily.

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Canterbury
Kent
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The Library is closed over Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays. 

 

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The Library is closed over Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays. 

 

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Farnham
Surrey
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The Library is closed over Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays. 

 

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Kent
ME1 1DZ 

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