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New Year, new study habits

Want to develop some new study habits in the new year and start your studies with energy and enthusiasm? Here’s how the Library Team can help you keep those New Year resolutions.

Be more organised and save time

Use study tools in our Software Finder to help plan your study time and ensure you get the most out of each session. These are perfect if you find yourself getting distracted from your work, need help blocking out your environment or want to create an action plan for your next assignment.

Digital ‘re’tox

Maybe detoxing is more traditional at this time of year, but why would you want to go offline when you have so many digital resources at your fingertips! This could be the year that you get fully acquainted with the range of e-resources that the library has to offer. Use LibrarySearch Digital and the Digital Resources Directory to get searching.

Health and wellbeing

Wellbeing tools are great for looking after your mental and physical health. They can encourage you to take regular breaks, use your downtime to fully relax and can even help you work on your sleep habits! Stepping away from your study at regular intervals is important to stay healthy and focused. Pick up a copy of Inquire and have a coffee break at the Library Café!

Stay motivated

Working with others can really help when trying to stay motivated. Why not form a study group with friends to keep yourself on track? It’s so much easier to bail out when you’re working alone, so commit to study sessions with others! You could even book a group study room in the library, decked out with presentation screens so you can share ideas and keep sessions engaging.

Discover something new (or very old!)

New to the University (welcome!) or not familiarised yourself with the Templeman Library yet? Pop in and see us – we are 24/7 until Summer from 17 Jan! Alternatively, learn about the services on the Library and IT e-induction on Moodle. Watch this short film on the Templeman Library and how we can help!

Want to gain some more research skills to help with your studies and employabilty? Head over to the Library Research Skills Moodle module. Get lost in our Special Collections and Archives. Visit the website to find out what collections we hold that may help you with your studies, pop into the reading room to speak to our team or come along to an exhibition. A good place to start is our online British Cartoon Archive or British Stand-Up Comedy Archive.

Find a guardian angel!

Now maybe this wasn’t on your list of resolutions, but it should be. Every subject at University of Kent is overseen by an Academic Liaison Librarian. Luckily for you, they’re on hand to help with all of your study worries, whether you need help finding your way around the library, or want some guidance on how to use some the tools we’ve mentioned.

You can find the details for your guardian angel liaison librarian under ‘subject support‘ on our website. Do you have any study-related resolutions we’ve not mentioned, and want to know how the library can support you in keeping them? Leave a comment below and we’ll do what we can to help!