Useful tips and resources

It’s important to keep yourself busy during the lockdown. We don’t expect everyone to learn a new language or become a baking expert, but for your mental and physical health, it's important that you stay productive and keep connected.

We’ve pulled together some key resources and some helpful tips to beat the boredom and lose that loneliness feeling. From blogs and videos produced by our staff and students, to useful links about study skills and recommended reading, there’s something for everyone.

From our blog

From our YouTube channel

If you’re struggling to settle into life in lockdown, take a look at how other students here at Herts are coping. From developing a routine, to staying focused, and even a recipe to try out, there is some great advice!

From our teaching staff

Looking for some things to do that will help with your studies and extra-curricular? Look no further. Check out the list below for some skilling up tips and ways to get involved outside of the (virtual) classroom.

Library skill up

Spending a few minutes on our Library skill up module, particularly when starting your first assignment, will save you time and could help you get better grades. You will also find out about the skills support available to you here at the University.

Connect – our common reading programme

The Connect Common Reading Experience is a University of Hertfordshire-wide reading programme focused on developing the experience of all students. Students and staff read the same book and participate in discussions, activities and events that relate to the themes of the book.

A Changed World

A Changed World invites the University of Hertfordshire’s community – both students and staff – to share and showcase their academic and creative activity relating to the COVID-19 lockdown and current global pandemic.

SU Study Smart

These sessions help students who are struggling to manage the workload at University, giving you the chance to reflect on your current workload management and learning strategies. Sessions also include wellbeing tips to help keep yourself motivated