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Time management and motivation

When you start university, it can take a while to get used to managing your own time and motivating yourself to study. Below are some resources to help you do this.


We've put together a list of apps that help you manage your time and make learning fun

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The Pomodoro Technique

This time management method involves breaking your day of studying into 25-minute chunks separated by five-minute breaks.

This article explains why it works – here's a timer you can use.

If you struggle to write your essays, the Pomodoro Technique is quite handy! Give it a go if you find yourself procrastinating too much!
— Brian, student ambassador


This TED Talk offers an insight into why we put off tasks like studying until the last minute.

Gain control of your free time

In this video, a time management expert offers some practical strategies to help you organise your priorities and find more time for them.

'The Pleasure Trap'

In this TED Talk, a psychologist explains why it's often so hard for humans to make the right choices.

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