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Best of: Staying organised

At uni you’re expected to do a lot of independent learning so staying organised is really important to keep on top of assignments! So we’ve compiled our best tips to help you out.

Create a to-do list at the start of every day and aim to complete as much as you can on that list – Hannah Courtney

“Ticking these off as you go allows you to see and feel good about what you’ve accomplished, even simple things like eating three times a day, doing your washing, or drinking two litres of water can vastly improve your mental health as they add up and allow you to feel accomplished.”

Prioritise – Owen Liggins

“Sometimes it can be tempting to get the easier or more enjoyable tasks done first. Although this might make you feel productive at the time it inevitably leads to a build up in the harder more lengthy tasks and will give you less time to do those. A great way to tackle this is to prioritise your tasks by the length of time they take and by deadline.”

Plan ahead – George Denver

“However, planning an outline early might mean that you can both manage the work as well as participate in leisure activities. Knowing what your assessment is and when your deadlines are is the first step in being well prepared. You can then prepare little things for the deadline such as doing the reading or figuring out how you’ll structure an essay.”

Understand the importance of juggling – Ben Cartwright

“I know this may come as a shock to you, but it’s probably inevitable that you will need to juggle deadlines.  With your plan of action in place, however, you should be able to map out exactly what needs to be done for any given topic/module, so you have the most amount of time to complete it to the best of your ability.”

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