Time ManagementThe Academic Skills Hub (TASH) logo

When we were researching what to include in TASH, the one skill students returned to again and again was time management. In an environment in which nobody will hold your hand, or tell you precisely what you should be doing and when, the art of managing and meeting personal deadlines – both social and academic –must be mastered sooner rather than later.

ClockSome people like to plan things early in fine detail so that everything is ready in plenty of time; others positively thrive on the pressure of meeting a last-minute deadline. Whichever kind of person you are, you will need to keep on top of a range of different tasks at the same time, so you will need consciously to manage your time one way or another.

Use the resources available from this page: these can help you to manage your time more effectively. And if you’ve never owned one before, you might also consider buying yourself a diary! The University of Sheffield academic diary, including key dates and information, is available from the Union Shop. Or use your Google calendar - it's a great way to plan your time, can be configured to suit you and even sends you reminders!