Happy New Year – 2020


Goals for 2020Welcome back to all our continuing students, and if you’ve just started your studies with us – Welcome!

The Study Hub Blog is the home for study skills resources and support with student life for all taught students at the University of Edinburgh, from first year Undergraduates to taught Postgraduates.

This semester on the blog you will find:

  • Effective and practical study skills tips,
  • More in-depth articles on the challenges of student life and how to overcome them,
  • Insights from UoE staff and students,
  • Monthly updates about upcoming events and opportunities for personal and academic development offered by a range of University-wide services.

Study Skills workshops from the Institute for Academic Development will start again in Week 2 of the semester (next week!). In the meantime, if you want a refresher about making notes in class, how to read at university or even make a start thinking about your dissertation or research project, have a look at the Study Hub Learning resources.


Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays!

It’s the end of semester….. and we’ve made it! There’s been lots going on: academically, politically, within the university, within Edinburgh, nationally and internationally. Not to mention learning, studying, assignments, and everything else.

The festive break is a good opportunity to take a little time for yourself. Give yourself some time and space, review and reflect on the semester and start thinking about the next one, as this can help you work towards achieving your academic goals. And there are many opportunities to enhance your learning and study skills.


Institute for Academic Development

There is advice and support on general study skills in the Study Hub Learning resources. Maybe you want to improve your reading or work on your time management skills. Semester 2 study skills workshops will start again from the 20th January 2020. You can find out more on the IAD website.

If you’ve had exams and want to tweak your revision tactics, or work towards making some longer term changes, Exam Bootcamp has advice on how to do that.


University Libraries

One of the best resources to help you explore your subject in depth is through the University’s libraries, whether online or on campus. The University libraries provide a sense of community and offer space for you to study alone or with a group.



MyDevelopmentHub is an online resource that acts as a signpost to help you find opportunities to help enhance your personal, professional or academic development.


These are a few suggestions to get you started and there are more opportunities and ideas on the University’s 5 ways to wellbeing ‘Keep Learning’ page.


Remember to take care of yourself during the festive break and we’ll be back in the New Year (and a new decade!) with more study skills advice, articles, and insights.


Happy Holidays

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