When you're studying or revising towards a specific exam or goal, it's easy to feel a little isolated, stressed or anxious, but you're not alone. Every student at Brunel University London has gone through something similar to get here, and plenty of the staff have, too. That's why we've put together this website. On it, you'll find advice, ideas and even musical recommendations to help get you through.
Not sure where to start? Share your best tips and ideas with us using the hashtag #studywithbrunel and find encouragement and advice to inspire your revision.
Fancy a break? Snap your #studyspaces, share on Instagram and show us how you've created the ultimate desk setup.
Need some inspiration? Listen to some great advice and find out how to prepare your brain for study and exams in the best ways possible.
Missing the music? We've curated six great Spotify #studysongs playlists to help you make the most of every stage of studying. Pop on your headphones and enjoy.
No-one knows how to study better than our students. They've worked their way through their own exams to get to Brunel and they've picked up a tip or two along the way. With plenty of disciplines covered, you're bound to find some advice that applies to you. Have a read through and let us know what works for you.
Got your own advice for great revision and study sessions? Tweet your best tips with the #studywithbrunel hashtag.
Setting up the right place to study is pretty important and everyone has a different idea for what makes for the ultimate desk setup. You might prefer a clean and simple space so you can focus without distraction. You might want a wall of notes to look at when you're trying to make sense of a big idea. You may even prefer to work from a coffee shop.
Whatever your ultimate desk setup looks like, why not share it with us? Post a picture of yours to Instagram with a brief description of what makes it great (be sure to tag us - @bruneluni - and #studyspaces). Browse the #studyspaces tag on Instagram and you may even see a few famous ones pop up!
At Brunel, finding the best ways to study is serious business for us. Our research-active academics have even looked into it and found out how things like exercise and music can help improve your performance.
In our new podcast you will be able to listen to some of our academics talking about some of the ways that you can get the most out of your studies.
When it comes to listening to music while you study, research has shown that what you listen to can make a big difference. To save you the trouble of choosing tracks, we've done the hard work and curated six #studysongs Spotify playlists. There’s even one that’s been curated by Brunel students for students!.
If you haven’t already signed up to Spotify, head over to www.spotify.com and start a free trial. Once you’re signed up and logged in, click on the playlists below to get listening.
Struggling to get started? This mix of upbeat tracks should give you a nudge in the right direction. Our Get motivated! playlist is crammed full of positive, upbeat tracks both old and new and across all genres.
Are your studies getting serious? This playlist should help you get in the zone and keep your concentration in the right place. Inspired by our academic guests on the Brunel University podcast, our selection of songs are without lyrics and provide calming background music to enjoy and keep you focused.
When you've finally wrapped your head around a complicated topic, your brain is bound to be buzzing. These calming tracks can help. Wrap these sounds around you for the ultimate relaxing music session.
A selection of beats to take a break with, re-charge and re-fuel. When you hit that afternoon lull, grab your favourite drink and listen to our playlist specifically designed to gently bring you back to fully-charged.
Marking those all-important victories is important for successful studies. This collection of crowd-pleasers should help you do just that. Turn it up and get ready to dance. You know you want to...
The soundtrack to uni life at Brunel as selected by students. What songs will always remind you of your time as part of #TeamBrunel? Share your choices with us on social media using #TeamBrunel and tell us why your song is so important to you.