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Student Services January 14 Day Countdown

Things to do in isolation

Day 8

Day 8: Only 2 more days to go! 

Today we've put together some things for you to do that focus (loosely) on time.

At all times you should follow the current  Government COVID19 guidance This is changing on a daily basis so make sure you stay up to date.

How do you feel?

Diaries and journals

Journals and reflections

On Day 6 we suggested you might want to start keeping a personal journal, in what ever format takes your fancy.

Today we ask you to think about academic learning reflective journals.















You might have found over these past few months, that even when the day might drag, time can pass very quickly. Most of us forget things, or don't remember them quiet as accurately as we think we do as time passes.

Academic journals are becoming quite common practice in learning and teaching. You might be asked to maintain a reflective journal as part of your module requirements. Sometimes this is just for you, or you might share with your tutor, or you might be able to choose who else you share it with. 

See this toolkit created by Edinburgh University for more about reflective writing

Keeping a reflective log/journal of your own learning journey is also a useful, and often enjoyable, thing to do as well and by the time you are ready to collect your degree you can look back at this journey through your journal.

Duration 01:45

Eat the frog

Time to eat that frog!

Duration 04:41

Managing money

How well do you manage your money?

Managing money well is a skill that not all students have fully developed! 

Are you good with money? Can you make what you have last a long time or does it always seem to run out way too quickly?  Are you 'making ends meet'?

Watch this Money Advisory Service video for advice on balancing your finances and time. 

Duration 02:10

University guide to Managing your money as a student 

The University's Student Funding Service

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Top Tips

How well do you use your time?

Top Tips for Time Management

Are you able to fit everything into your day?

Have you started putting your timetable into your calendar?

Get yourself comfy and have snacks and something to drink then settle down and try this exercise.

Reflect on whether the fictional student makes good use of their time; do you have any suggestions for them?

Time Management

More tips from QS Top University

7 Top tips for managing time as a student

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Make this a timed challenge!

Either yourself against the clock or against your friends - virtually or in the same household.

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Trello is a tool for project management and task management. The visual Kanban boards are flexible, shareable, and let you pack a ton of detail into each card. But Trello isn't just for work. You can use it to organize just about anything.

Trello's 8 ways to improve your mental to-do list

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Getting started with Trello

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This guide was created by the Academic Skills Centre, a part of Student Services. You can contact us at