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Study smarter with Study Skills Support from Your SU!

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 Sessions can help you to reflect on how you learn and find the best way to organise your work. 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 SU Study Smart.

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 - SU Study Smart is perfect for you. Our Study Smart appointments give you the chance to reflect on your current workload management and learning strategies – exploring whether there are new, potentially more interesting and efficient, strategies for you to try.

What happens in an SU Study Smart session?

SU Study Smart runs as a one-to-one session with one of our Academic & Welfare Advisers, exploring different approaches to learning and workload management techniques. You will explore:

- Your personal learning preferences.

- Different study techniques.

- How to organise your workload.

- How to look after yourself whilst studying.

- How to develop a personalised study support plan.

 You may cover everything in one session, you may plan in future sessions with your Adviser. Essentially, we facilitate your reflective thought process about how to get the most from your time studying. The SU Study Smart sessions can be booked to take place online or in-person at the Students' Union Advice Centre.

How can I book an SU Study Smart session?

Simply request an appointment and we'll book you in for a session at the earliest convenience. 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 can book student appointments (online or in-person) from 10:00-16:00, Monday to Friday, all year round (except Bank Holidays and University Closed Days). Alterntaively you can e-mail the team via

If you have any questions or concerns about studying or life at University, do not hesitate to contact Hertfordshire Students' Union Advice & Support Team for confidential and impartial information and support. You can complete our online advice request form, e-mail, call 01707 285022 or book an online or face-to-face appointment with one of our Advisers.


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