Study essentials and finding balance

Now’s the time to develop or build upon your academic skills, form effective study habits and make the most of our your development opportunities. Remember university isn't just about studying. Finding a balance between your other priorities will help you reach your goals whilst having fun, taking care of yourself, learning and developing great foundations for your career. It can feel overwhelming at first but, if you take some time to read the information below, you’ll be on the road to great success.

Library study space.

Develop academic skills with the Library

Throughout your studies, you'll be expected to use academic skills. These are the skills related to studying, researching, critical thinking and communication. The Library is your destination for academic support. They can help you transition to university study through workshops, one-to-one sessions and e-learning guides. Take a look at how the Library can support you:

If you need more academic support, reach out to the Student Progression Administrators (SPAs) in your school - they can help you find information relating to your studies, submit Personal Mitigating Circumstances and access support services. Basically, they're your go-to person if you experience any issues that may affect your academic progression.

Student Progression Administrators (SPAs) explained

Professional development

Careers and Enterprise

Careers and Enterprise are here to help you with everything employability, including internships and placements, planning for your future, finding part-time work and helping you develop employability skills.

Take some time to get familiar with our Careers service by:

  • Exploring the Careers website to find tailored support, workshops and appointments
  • Checking out the Careers Hub in the Lady Hale Building on Peel Park campus


Finding work opportunities

Whether you're looking for a part-time job, work experience or a job role for after you graduate, we have plenty of support to help you find the right opportunity.

Don't forget your wellbeing

Your wellbeing is an essential part of your life. We have the following services (and more) to support you, whatever you need.

  • Rafiki, the Students’ Union’s peer listening service. Chat to another student about what's on your mind
  • The Faith Centre, a quiet space for you regardless of your beliefs. There are areas for group worship, private prayer, personal reflection, social activities, pastoral support and relaxation
  • The Sports Centre. Take care of your physical wellbeing. Membership starts at £14 a month, or you can pay as you go
  • Busy Bees Nursery is our current nursey provision on campus to help you find a better balance with childcare
  • Wellbeing and Counselling are here to support you with your mental health through lots of different resources including self-help and counselling (to name a couple)
  • Help with the cost of living information, which covers the resources we provide to help you with rising costs