5 Study Tips To Get More Out Of Your Study Sessions

What is every uni students’ favourite part of going to uni? It’s not the O’Week toga parties, it’s not the ‘student discount’ card, and it’s not even the six months of holidays every year… it’s that little thing called studying.

A full time uni student spends 12 hours each week in classes and another 30 hours each week studying off campus. We feel your pain! So we’ve come up with a list of our top 5 study tips to help you along your merry study way.


  1. Set daily and weekly goals: decide what you want to get done each day and each week (check your course outline for learning outcomes). This will keep you focussed and on-track to achieve your goals.
  2. The 50-10 Rule: study in 50-minute blocks and take a 10-minute break between blocks. You’ll find this break will help your concentration and stop the boredom.
  3. Switch subjects or tasks: try to change things up to avoid getting bored.
  4. Prioritise tasks: do the most urgent stuff first.
  5. Leave the best for last: do your least favourite task first and get it out of the way. Then you’ll have your favourite to look forward to.


To help set you up for the semester ahead we’ve put together a Weekly Study Plan template to get you going with your goals, rewards, and to map out a study plan that will get you the success you’re after. You can download our Study Planner below.