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Study skills

You will soon be starting your studies and it might take some getting used to. That’s precisely why it’s important to get started right away. Well begun is half done, as they say.

To get your studies off to a good start, these things are very important:

  1. Knowing how to study efficiently
  2. Having sufficient language skills (and we’re not just talking about spelling!)
  3. Good maths skills

We will help you a little in these areas, so you can soon get your studies off to the best possible start.

On Studentinfo you can find tools, tips and tricks to start your study without any problems. Once you have your AUAS ID, you can log in to the website.

N.B.: If you cannot log in with your AUAS email address, consult Enrollment to find out how to activate your AUAS ID (step 4) and who to contact with any questions.

Studying efficiently

How can you study efficiently? Read our handy tips on how to study efficiently and effectively.

Higher professional education is a little different to what you might be used to. There is more theory, less supervision and perhaps more distraction. You might find it a bit stressful, too. You may have found things pretty easy in secondary education and perhaps you didn't have to do all that much work, but now you’re really going to have to put your nose to the grindstone. How?

You can find out on Studentinfo.

Language skills

Do you find it difficult to write a text with a good structure or do you switch off when reading long texts, struggle to conjugate verbs or grind to a halt when delivering a presentation?

Read on the A-Z List under 'Language Consultation' how you can work on your language skills in many ways, with or without guidance from a language instructor.

Count me in

Maths. Not everyone is good at it. Nevertheless, good maths skills are important for almost every field of study. You may not need to carry out lots of statistical analyses or calculate the load-carrying capacity of a bridge, for example, but having a reasonable grasp of maths will help you to analyse problems and interpret some texts.​

Find out on Studentinfo how to give your maths skills a boost.

Published by  Student Affairs 3 June 2021