What does the university mean by 'independent learning'?

Knowing the ropes

Get to 'know the ropes' of university. Get to know where things are and how things work. The idea here is that you may be able to find an answer yourself before asking for help. See Looking into contacts and support. Check the Contact people section for guidance.

'Independent learning' could be such a broad topic of discussion. In university study, however, there are two main aspects: self-reliance in organising your learning and individual thought.

Developing independence

The university provides resources to help you approach and manage your studies

The current students website also has links to:

  • study resources
  • IT and computing
  • support services

as well as links to those who can help with

  • student enquiries.