Tips & support for students

This page is designed to support young people who are studying online during this time.  We will regularly update it with new ideas & tips for how to studying well from home.

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What you might find on this page

You can find tip sheets, videos and resources that you can download or save to your phone that have ideas for ways to make the most out of your time whilst studying from home.

We will be uploading suggestions for taking care of your wellbeing, staying in contact with friends and people from school, as well as advice for writing to-do lists and keeping a routine.
We will be uploading new ideas onto this page regularly, so keep an eye out for new content!  

Tips for studying online at home for secondary students

Use this handy guide to help you to set-up your study space & use your time well whilst studying from home. We have included tips for keeping active during home study and also advice for how to connect with friends and people from school

Make a daily study from home schedule

Save a copy of this templates & use your phone to add your daily schedule in when studying online from home.  Or if you have a printer, print it out and stick it onto your study space/desk to remind you when to take breaks.
Try adding reminders such as ‘Drink Water’ or ‘Stretch for 5 minutes’ to help keep you doing these things whilst studying.

The Pomodoro Technique

Struggling to focus? Lacking motivation? The Pomodoro Technique is a system that helps you break down tasks into smaller easier chunck that you can achieve and rewards you with regular breaks.


Youth Centrals Top 10 Study Tips

Youth Central has come up with their top ten study tips to help you get the most out of your studying!

  1. Pick a time & place – although you might be studying from home for the next little while, its important to pick a space to study in that works for you. Set up that space to make it comfortable, quiet and hopefully distraction free to maximise your studying.
  2. Study often – Studying a little bit, more often will help your mind to continue to grow and review the information you are learning.
  3. Plan your time – Routine and a plan will help you make the most out of your studying time. Creating a to-do list, using a daily planner and setting study alarms can help you keep on track.
  4. Discovering how you like to learn – Most people have a preferred way they like to learn. Some prefer to learn by listing, learn by seeing or learn by doing. Check out the link below for tips of finding your style.
  5. Review & revise – It is helpful to check in and go over what you have learnt or studied. This can be helpful to understand concepts and to help you remember specific things. Check out the link below for some ways you can get creative in revising.
  6. Take breaks – Taking breaks while you are studying is really important, especially if you are feeling tired or frustrated. Studying for prolonged periods of time can impact your studying outcomes. Take a break, step away from your desk, screens and get some fresh air.
  7. Ask for help – If something isnt making sense, ask for help. Talk to someone who might be able to help you understand, that could be a teacher, friend, family member or even google (only look at reputable sites)!
  8. Staying motivated – Studying from home might not be as motivating as actually getting up and going into school or uni. Try to keep motivated with your goals and reasons for studying. You can decorate your study space with pictures or quotes to inspire you to keep going.
  9. Useful apps for studying – There are heaps of useful apps that are helpful for students. Check out the link below for a list of apps!
  10. Looking after you – Taking care of yourself will help you when it comes time to study. Getting enough sleep, eating well and getting outside for some physical exercise will help you to focus and retain information.

For a full break down of Youth Central’s studying tips, click the link below.

More support

Sometimes all the tips and study plans aren’t enough and you may still struggle with motivation. At times like those, a little extra support is on hand and it is free and confidential. Check out the support section of our webpage to find out how we can support you and how to get in touch.