13 tips and tricks to excel at Imperial
You should explore the rest of the Imperial Success Guide to make sure you find the information and advice that will help you get the most out of your time here, but for now here are a few top tips to get you started...
1. University study is about independence
Take responsibility for your learning and SHAPE your experience. Make it what you want it to be.
2. Participate in tutorials
The more you contribute, the more you will learn.
3. Don’t skip lectures
Results show that those who attend classes get better marks than those who study alone.
4. Meet with your personal tutor
They can help with any problems. You might not need them right away, but you might need them later.
5. Learn to manage your time
Organise your time around lectures, reading, tutorials, library, societies. Include time for YOU – dance, swim, walk, sing, relax.
6. Make friends
Everyone is new. Speak to classmates, form study groups, join societies. Step outside your comfort zone.
7. Use feedback
It’s given to help you improve your work and your grades. Give feedback – we like to improve too.
8. Read around your subject
Don’t just stick to the lecture notes – expand your knowledge.
9. Ask questions
No one knows everything. The more you ask, the more you will learn. And if you like that boy or girl in your seminar – ask them ;)
10. Eat your greens
Feed your brain with thinking fuel. Can’t cook? Learn.
Whether you’re a night owl, or an early bird, make sure you sleep. While you sleep, your body is working to maintain your health.
12. Know yourself
People have different motivations, study styles, backgrounds, families, habits, music tastes... The better you know yourself the more likely you will succeed.
13. Enjoy London
You’re living in one of the greatest, most diverse, cities in the world. Explore, discover, and experience the city – it’s all part of being an Imperial student.