Your Guide to University Success | GRAD - page 2

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Introduction
1
Summer (first term)
4
A whole new world
4
The double-edged sword of freedom
5
Taking responsibility
6
Managing your time 1
7
Regular sleep and time to relax
9
Taking charge of the practical
stuff: money
10
Feeding yourself on a very
small budget
11
Time management 2 – effective study
13
Using time wisely
13
Planning your study sessions
15
Some introspection: why do we feel
the way we feel?
17
The SCARF
®
model of social threats and rewards 17
Winter – A welcome break:
June/July holidays
19
You have learnt and changed – your family
has remained the same
20
Planning and goal-setting
23
Consider your friends
25
Studying in a group
25
Winter – third term
26
From hero to zero – and back again
26
Managing stress
28
summer – preparing for the
final examinations
29
Ensure realistic performance expectations
29
Resist comparisons
30
Manage outside pressures
30
Manage the fear of competing for
scarce resources
30
Positive self-statements
30
Build your skills, your networks
and your CV
31
Study methods
32
A final word of inspiration
37
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