Managing Time for Study

Overview

Studying as an adult learner often means finding time for study between other commitments, whether those are from work, family or other interests.

This session aims to help you understand the principles of good time management and how they can be applied to planning and using your study time. It will include strategies for overcoming some common problems with managing time, and plenty of opportunities to share ideas and experiences with others.

Topics will include:

  • Getting organised
  • Long, medium, and short-term planning
  • Making more hours in the day
  • Strategies to tackle procrastination
  • Giving yourself time to study.

Fees

Description Costs
Course Fee £50.00

Tutor

Dr Kim Shahabudin

Kim has been teaching study skills to undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of academic disciplines since 2016. Having studied as a mature student herself, she especially enjoys working with students who are returning to study. 

Course aims

This session aims to demonstrate the principles of good time management in theory and practice.

Teaching methods

Teaching and learning will proceed through brief tutor presentations, short written exercises and activities, and class discussions.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will be expected to:

1. Make plans and schedules for managing their study time

2. Review their current practices and consider how to make them more effective

3. Understand how procrastination works and develop strategies to avoid it.

IT requirements

The University of Oxford uses Microsoft Teams for our learning environment, where students and tutors will discuss and interact in real time. Joining instructions will be sent out prior to the start date. We recommend that you join the session at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time – just as you might arrive a bit early at our lecture theatre for an in-person event.

If you have not used the Microsoft Teams app before, once you click the joining link you will be invited to download it (this is free). Once you have downloaded the app, please test before the start of your course. If you are using a laptop or desktop computer, you will also be offered the option of connecting using a web browser. If you connect via a web browser, Chrome is recommended.