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Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS): Effective Studying

Effective Studying

 Focus on Time Management 

Download our PDF guide on managing your study time more effectively.

  • Managing your time
  • Planning
  • Overcoming obstacles

  Notemaking : Bitesize video


Download a transcript of Notemaking below.


The following clips below were recorded during a group mentoring session in which students put questions to our DMU staff mentors on topics they were concerned about. This selection of clips offer advice around effective studying.


This was a lively group discussion between staff and students and at times, conversations do overlap.


Captions and Transcripts are also available.

Carol - Mind map

“Lists are not my thing, I need it to be visual”

DMU mentor, Carol on mind maps

Paul Workload

“Sometimes it’s okay to say I can’t meet this deadline”

DMU mentor and Hewlett Packard representative, Paul on deadlines

Carol - Planning

“The more you can plan, the more you can juggle”.

DMU mentor, Carol on planning

Learning Techniques

“The way you learn can make a difference”

DMU mentors Carol and Kit on learning styles