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Time Management

Time management is known to be one of the most important skills that influences success. Those who can manage time successfully tend to be more successful.

5 things you need to know...

Do you sometimes lack focus and not leave sufficient time for important things? 

If so, you need to learn how to recognise your avoidance activities and take control.  Develop your time management and organisational skills:

  1. Understand where and when you learn best.
     
  2. Break down your work into realistic sections to achieve your goals.
     
  3. Plan and prioritise on an ongoing basis and develop an understanding of what is important and what is urgent.  Remember to allocate work, effort and time to areas with the greatest reward.
     
  4. Organise your diary.  Plan for work , leisure and chores. Be aware of procrastination and time stealing activities.  Be creative and use your time wisely.  For instance: record your revision notes and listen to them on the bus; use your phone to read journals on the train or while doing your laundry.
     
  5. Look after yourself and try to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

LinkedIn Learning Resources

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Have a look at our Time Management Collection for some recommended resources.

Need to know more...

We have produced resources to help you to develop your skills in this area.  You will find a factsheet on this topic below, plus others you may find useful.  See also the Online and Books tabs above.  

Related factsheets

Need more advice?

You can also discuss your development of this skill with a member of the Academic Skills Team.

Make an appointment for an online discussion or email support  by using our online booking form.

Personalising your device and using assistive tools

There are many assistive technology tools which can help you choose how you want to access material and these can really improve your productivity.

The University has made some applications available on the student PCs within the library and IT Centres; others are free for you to download and use on your own devices (phone, tablet, laptop or computer) .  Find out more on our personalising standard software guide and our assistive tools and software guide.