Improve your grades video and audio

We've collected together a range of useful resources to help you improve your grades now as you study, and equip you with good study skills for life.

Time flies

There is a maxim that says 'failing to plan is planning to fail'. This seminar presents the keys to effective time management, planning and scheduling, and empowering practices. Strategies will be presented about making goals specific, measurable and attainable and time bound. An invaluable seminar for busy students.

Presenter: Karilyn Andrew

Supervise this

The supervisor-supervisee relationship is pivotal to the successful completion of a Masters degree and Doctorate. This relationship can potentially be one of the most rewarding academic partnerships. Conversely, for some students, this relationship can be fraught with difficulties, which can be very stressful for both parties. This seminar is presented by Doctoral and Masters supervisors who will discuss some of the common supervisor-supervisee relationship issues, and offer suggestions as to how to enhance this important relationship.

Presenters: Professor Hugh Blair, Kitt Klitgaard-Coomber, Dr Sarah Leberman, Dr Kevin Stafford

Nightmare on Uni Street

Everyone is afraid of exams - some people are just better at hiding it! Explore ways to clear your mind so that you can achieve the results you deserve.

Presenter: Mark Rainier

Mind the gap - managing expectations

Becoming a university student can be a challenge, and you might have many questions before you get started. However, no matter how many questions you ask, you only get to know how things really are once you’re there. This seminar offers supportive advice on how to manage the difference between what you thought was going to happen and what actually happens; and how to seek clarity, and gain the confidence to make the changes necessary to succeed academically.

Presenter: Natalie Benquet

Putting off putting it off

Research has shown that procrastination amongst students not only effects academic performance and outcomes, but also increases stress levels, insomnia, and compromises the immune system. This seminar will help increase your understanding of procrastination, and provide you with some strategies to confront it. Included in Wellbeing Month programme.

Presenter: Angela Baker

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