Studying at university involves a lot more independent (self) study than in school or college. In this section we suggest ideas and tasks to help you prepare for this.Full article
4. Starting your course
2 How to manage exams
This section looks at how to manage exams. This includes information about what to expect, how to prepare for an exam and practical tips to help you perform well.Full article
3 What are lectures really like?
Lectures at university can be quite different from lessons at school and college, particularly when you are taught in a big group. This article will help you to make the most out of lectures.Full article
4 What is group work really like?
Working in a group with other students is part and parcel of university study. Quite a few people worry about it, and some have real problems with it. This activity looks at the main issues people have with group work and gives you some practical tips for your own study.Full article
5 What are seminars really like?
Seminars provide an opportunity to explore topics by discussion, and to identify and resolve any questions that may arise after lectures. This section will look at how to prepare for a seminar, and what to expect from one.Full article
6 What are assessments, and how do you survive them?
This section will look at different forms of assessment. It will give you some practical ideas on how to prepare for them, and how to get the most out of them.Full article
7 Durham University Library and Collections
We understand that the Library is not just a storehouse of books. At Durham University Library and Collections, we are able to provide you a safe space to study with others, work on your own, or get some help with your studies.Full article