Welcome to the How to Uni page!

If you’re looking for advice, motivation, or study tips, then you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll find a series of blogs written by former students, to help you through your first term as a university student.

You can do this!

PRE-TERM – Roadblocks & Dinosaurs

Starting university is a really eye-opening experience, especially when you plan to study online. You will discover many new things about yourself during those first few weeks, things like you’re terribly unorganised, or you’re prone to the occasional existential crisis. Keep reading…

Assessment Writing & Little Victories

Assessments are why we’re really here. Many will argue we’re here to learn, that goes without saying, but more than that we’re here at university to demonstrate learning. Believe me, you will need to demonstrate a lot of it before you finish your degree. Here’s how to conquer your assignments – you probably need to keep reading!

The Do’s and Don’ts of Mid-Term break

As we head into the magical part of the term that we call ‘mid-term break’, it may come as a surprise to you that between weeks 5 and 6 there are no lectures or tutorials. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to help turn your mid-term break into a breakthrough, rather than a breakdown. Keep reading…

Marking sheets, questions & coping

It’s easy to want to move on to your next assessment and never look back. But you’re not finished, not really. We all understand the importance of feedback but we don’t always take the time to use this feedback effectively. Keep reading for my tips on what to do when the hard work is done…

PRE-EXAMS – The perfect storm

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Certain programs are more fortunate than others when it comes to exams – but if your first exams are looming, we have a few tips on how to survive and come out the other side with a smile. Keep reading…