SU Study Smart

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SU Study Smart enables you to find the best, most efficient learning strategies according to your individual preferences.


Have you ever really thought about your learning preferences? Have you found a pattern of study that works in line with these? Everyone works differently, so we know that a “one size fits all” approach doesn’t cut it when it comes to exam or assignment preparation. Our Study Smart scheme can help you to reflect on how you learn and find the best way to organise your work, whilst highlighting the wealth of additional academic skills support which is available through the university. Learning can be challenging but it shouldn’t feel like an uphill struggle. We’re offering you the opportunity to take a step back and figure out the most effective approach to your studies through our Study Smart advice.


What is SU Study Smart?

SU Study Smart is a one-to-one session with one of our Academic & Welfare Advisers, exploring different approaches to learning and workload management techniques. Did you know that everyone has natural learning preferences and you can tailor how you work or revise to make learning feel easier? Take the opportunity to reflect on your own needs with an SU Study Smart appointment and find the best way to organise your workload.

Alternatively, if you'd prefer not to attend a full session but would just like some advice about a specific area which is covered by SU Study Smart - simply contact our team and we can help you in the way which works best for you.

How can SU Study Smart help me?

If it feels like you're struggling to manage the heavy workload at University - or you're doing everything you can to learn course material but find that nothing is sinking into your memory - come and speak to us. Our Advisors can support you to reflect on your current workload management and learning strategies – exploring whether there are any new, or potentially more interesting and efficient, strategies for you to try. Our Advisors can help you to explore:

- Your personal learning preferences.

- Different study techniques.

- How to organise your time and workload.

- How to look after yourself whilst studying.

- How to develop a personalised study support plan.

 Essentially, we facilitate your reflective thought process about how to get the most from your time studying; whilst also finding time for fun. It's all about finding the right balance for you.

How can I book an SU Study Smart session?

Simply request an appointment and we'll get in touch as soon as we can. There's no waiting list, you just need to let us know a time that suits you and we'll try our best to match it. We're open for student appointments from 10:00-16:00, Monday to Friday, all year round (except Bank Holidays and University Close Days). You can also e-mail the team via

And we are not the only source of study or academic skills support on campus, for details of other services visit the Study Success Hub page on Ask Herts.


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