Academic issues

Stress advice from students

SHINE asked current Plymouth University students what advice they would give to other students about managing their stress.

Time management: top three apps

  • Evernote - gather all your thoughts and ideas in one place across as many devices as you like
  • 30/30 - set up a list of tasks, and a length of time for each of them
  • Productive - build good habits and organise your life.

Let us know your favourite apps, email us at or message us on Twitter or Facebook.

A Short Guide to Managing Your Time

Learn about using a priority matrix, time box and chunking. This short film was created by the University of Oxford.
Watch the short guide

How to Manage Your Time Better

University life can become busy and hectic and you may find yourself getting stressed trying to balance your social life and studies.
Watch the WellCast video

Apps to support learning

The Padagogy Wheel 

The Padagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington creatively organises apps that support learning in higher education.

Take a look at The Padagogy Wheel


CALL Scotland's iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia/Reading and Writing Difficulties

View the wheel of apps

SU Advice Centre

Offers free, independent, confidential, impartial advice.

The service can be described as the ‘Citizens Advice Bureau for students’ with advice on student funding, academic, housing, benefits, legal and debt.

Visit UPSU Advice


  • Anytime Advice and Mental Health Support Helpline is free to all Plymouth students. It provides practical information, resources, information about local services, counselling and web-based support.
  • UPSU Advice can help with appeals, academic dishonesty, complaints, extenuating circumstances and much more.
  • Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.