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Tampere University Student's Handbook

Time management and self-management

The ability to manage your time and plan your work is essentially important for a student. Sensible and effective time management will help you maintain progress towards your degree and improve your well-being.

Study planning is essential for the flexible and appropriate advancement of your studies. You should prepare a plan that covers the entire duration of your study as well as short-term plans for each academic year and period. Our study guides and SISU will help you plan your studies. If you need help with planning your studies, please feel free to contact the academic services staff in your faculty (education specialists) or the study psychologist. When planning your studies and preparing your timetable, please bear in mind that students working towards a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree are expected to earn 60 ECTS credits per academic year to ensure they are able to graduate within the normative time of five years. One ECTS credit equates to about 27 hours of learning.

Start by setting goals for yourself, and then prepare a weekly timetable that will enable you to achieve your goals.

Learn more about time management

There is an workbook available online that provides you with information about procrastination and offers some suggested strategies for addressing this problem. The workbook is organised into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.

Stuck in your studies or on your thesis?

Writing a thesis is a lengthy process, and it is common for students to face some problems and challenges along the way.

Published: 27.2.2019
Updated: 6.10.2023