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Studying at home

Tips and advice for students for successful studying at home

Introduction

Now we are all having to study and work from home it brings new challenges (and opportunities) to our day.  Whilst we have technologies to help us stay connected, we have the challenges of daily life to overcome and many distractions to avoid. This includes finding a place that we can work without being disturbed and negotiating how we plan our day with others around us.

The following guide covers some tips on many of the challenges we now face, including: how to study effectively at home; studying around young children and other family members; and also our tips on ‘stay at home exams’, to help you prepare.

As we are working in fast changing times, we will keep this guide up to date with our tips on overcoming all the new study challenges we face. If you looking for some guidance on anything we haven’t covered, do email us (studyadvice@reading.ac.uk) with your suggestions and we will look to include new content.

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Masters Fair 2020 1-5 June - helping you get started with your dissertation

Someone studying using a laptop, notepad and booksAre you a postgraduate student about to start working on your dissertation?

Your Study Advisers and Academic Liaison Librarians are running a week of webinars offering advice on all aspects of your dissertation researching and writing. From forming a research question and deciding on an appropriate methodology, to researching our databases and using reference management software, these friendly webinars are designed for you to get some tips from the experts and get your dissertation on track.

These will be run during the first week of June. For more information on the details of each session, and the link to join the webinar, simply go to this page: