At university, you are in control of your studies and your academic progress. However, if you are struggling, the Student Wellbeing team is here to help.

What is your preferred learning style?

If you know what your preferred learning style is, it can help you understand how you study best and improve the overall quality of your learning. The seven learning styles are:

If you are unsure what learning style suits you, you can take a short quiz and get additional tips on study techniques for your learning style.

Study Tips

Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your study time.

Set goals and time limits for your work

Create a weekly schedule or use alarms and reminders on your phone to help you.

Ask for help

Do not be afraid to ask your lecturers, supervisors or study advisers if you are unsure about something.

Take breaks

Remember to take breaks, especially if you are starting to feel tired. Get some fresh air, do a physical activity or arrange to meet up with friends.

Drink water and rest

Drink plenty of water and ensure you get enough sleep as working too late or eating sugary or fatty foods can affect your concentration.

Talk about it

If you are feeling stressed or anxious before exams, talk about it.

Speak to a friend or family member, or contact Student Wellbeing.

Study skills guides are also available from the UCAS website.

Extenuating Circumstances (EC1)

If you have had personal or medical difficulties, which have prevented you from attending an exam, completing your work on time or completing your work to the best of your ability, then you may be able to submit an EC1 form due to extenuating circumstances.

You have to complete a form and provide evidence of your circumstances to your Course Director within five working days of the submission date of the coursework or exam.

EC1 evidence for a medical condition should come from your GP and evidence of having received counselling or therapeutic support needs to be provided by your counsellor or therapist.

You can download the EC1 form from the Ulster University Student Guide or by visiting the Extenuating Circumstances section.

Appeals against academic decision

If for any reason you are unhappy with an academic decision, you have the right to appeal it seven days from publication of results.

An appeal can be based on one of two types of circumstance and the forms can be found in the appeals section.

The Students’ Union campus VPs will be able to support you through the appeals process.

Student's Union Links

You can access more information and the Students’ Union contact details through the following links.

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