Time-management is essential for success at university. Students who manage their time well, plan assignments properly and make time for the things they enjoy, perform much better in their studies. It is important to plan your work well in advance and plan breaks into your study time.
Why do I need to manage my time?
Managing your time well can help you overcome procrastination, learn better, achieve more, reduce stress and keep you healthy. In other words, you've got a good mixture of the right things each day. In order to use your time well, you need to plan. Without a plan, time will slip away and you’ll end up submitting assignments that you know aren’t as good as they could be; you could also make yourself unwell, as the thing often sacrificed because of the demands of your course, your paid work and your social life, is sleep.
How do I do it?
Tools that can help with your time management.
Naomi from the Skills team explores planning your day with the help of student tips and advice.
Alex and Naomi from the University of Derby Skills team discuss how you can take breaks without crossing into procrastination. They talk discuss the benefits of breaking, how you can plan breaks, how long your breaks should be and give some examples of things you can do when having a break.