Christmas is usually a time spent with friends and family, putting your feet up after completing the first part of the academic year, and racing to choose your favourite chocolate out of the tub of Celebrations.

As much as all you want to do is relax, it is important to try to maintain motivation with your studies and dedicate some time to keep up to date with your learning. That way, it will make returning to university that little bit easier in the New Year.

We’ve created three top tips on how to stay motivated over the festive period:

  • Take everything you need home with you – there would be nothing more frustrating than sitting down with the intention of doing some uni work but realising you have left that important notebook in your room in halls or, you forgot to take out that vital book from the library. Make sure you are prepared for the Christmas break by taking what you need with you.
  • Create a study plan – take a look at when you’ve already made plans with friends and family and dedicate some time to your university work when you’re free. Of course, you aren’t expected to work on Christmas day, but in the days around it just plan some time to stay on top of your workload.
  • Get plenty of rest – although completing work whilst you are on a Christmas break is key in staying in control of your workload, it’s also important to get some rest and re-energise yourself ready for your course beginning again in the New Year. Spend some time catching up with your loved ones, wrap up warm and get lots of sleep to help you feel raring to go again.

We hope you enjoy your Christmas break and we look forward to welcoming you back to campus in the New Year when you continue your journey at Newman.

In the meantime, enjoy getting the decorations down from the loft, watching numerous Christmas films and singing Christmas songs all day long.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


2 Comments

Karen Seleshe · 7th December 2019 at 7:27 am

Great guide and very helpful

Newman University · 17th December 2019 at 2:03 pm

Thank you Karen, we’re glad you found this helpful. 🙂

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