Make sure the space is big enough to work. You will need:
You will likely be using a laptop a lot for your studies. This means that you also need to consider Health and Safety factors such as ensuring that you have appropriate furniture and lighting.
For more advice, see time management and Chapter 6 of The Study Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell.
You will spend most of your time working on your own at university. This offers wonderful opportunities for using the bulk of your time in ways that suit your personal preferences. Some people prefer to study early in the morning or in the middle of the night.
The main risks are:
You will be responsible for organising your time and ensuring you meet necessary deadlines. Tutors do not accept excuses for missed deadlines. If you miss a deadline, you may have to retake part of your programme or be unable to complete at all. This means time management skills are essential.
The Macmillan Student Planner has been designed for students at all levels in higher education, using feedback from students about what they wanted. Features include:
For further information please see Chapter 4 of The Study Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell.