10 Top Tips for online study
We know it might be hard for some of you to get used to online learning. So, we have created some top tips to ease your worries and help you to keep on track with your studies:
1. Create a workspace that’s right for you: Designate an area that’s comfortable, free from distraction and has everything you need to study. Also make sure you have a reliable internet connection and a headset or speakers for listening to recorded lectures.
2. Make a study routine and stick to it: Good habits take time to form but are worth the effort. Having a study routine will make it easier to stay on track and help you to succeed. Set daily goals, prioritise your workload and track your progress.
3. Engage with others: Taking part in online activities such as discussions, webinars, and group exercises will not only help your studies, but will also help you to feel more connected.
4. Ask for help: Don’t be shy when it comes to asking for help. Tutors and support staff are there to guide you and it’s important they know if you are struggling.
5. Support one another: Being an online student means joining an online community of learners. Responding to question from your fellow students will help build a supportive environment where everyone can succeed.
6. Use of the Online Library: There's loads of information on the internet but be sure to search the online library for eBooks, journals articles and more.
7. Get tech savvy: Technology mishaps can happen to anyone. Minimise your chances of losing your work by using cloud-based storage services such as Office 365. Not only will you not have to worry about backing up your work, it will also enable you to study whenever and wherever.
8. Check your notifications: Make sure you are receiving the latest announcements and updates from all your modules and programme tutors. Things can change unexpectedly so it’s important you are aware when this happens.
9. Be safe online: Be careful what you download, update your antivirus and firewall software, and choose strong passwords.
We know this is an extremely difficult time for all of you and lots of you might be concerned about the transition to online learning. We will make sure you have all the support you need to complete your studies, so try not to worry. If you are not sure what online resources are available to you, we will be publishing another post to let you know about the online resources you can access from home. And don’t forget, you can find out the latest information by reading the Student FAQs on our website.
Remember, your health and wellbeing is the main priority, so make sure you take care of yourself and others.