The main difference between university and previous forms of study is the need to organise and motivate yourself to study during your non-contact time.
As a university student, you need to take control of your learning. Being an independent learner means being an active learner, taking responsibility for your workload, commitments and deadlines. When mastered, it is the key to success in your studies.
This content has been prepared by Judith Holverson. She is a Research and Academic Development Skills Lecturer at the University of Essex and is also the Module Leader on IA145: Research and Academic Development Skills.