Time management

Managing your time at university means you:

  • get to class on time
  • do your readings
  • do your assignments
  • have time to prepare for tests and exams
  • achieve a study-work-life balance

Semester planning

Use a wall planner:

  • Note the due dates for assignments and exam dates
  • Allocate time for your assignments, and for preparing for tests and exams
  • Note social occasions like birthdays and other celebration

Semester plan

Weekly planning

Use a calendar or a diary to note down how much time you need for:

  • Lectures, tutorials and labs
  • Reading
  • Study groups
  • Travel
  • Work
  • Other commitments

Use the calendar in your Student Digital Workspace.

Weekly plan

One day planning

Write a list of the important things to do on busy days:

  • Prioritise what to do first
  • Estimate how much time each task will take
  • Note down when you complete each task

One day plan

How much time should you be studying each week?

All of your papers have a point value. 1 point = 10 hours of study related activity:

  • The 10 hours of study related activity is an average
  • You might need more time than that
  • Monitor how much time you need to complete your tasks and plan for that