Social Media and Studying

By Abby Coen

While scrolling through Twitter, mastering the newest TikTok dance, or posting your daily life on Snapchat, have you ever asked yourself: how can I integrate my studying with my social life? Whatever you are looking for, there is a social medial platform that can be used to aid and support you in your studies and help you connect with others while doing it!

Below are 6 platforms that you can utilise to take your studying and networking skills to the next level:

1. Facebook – This is a great way to connect with classmates by making a group chat where everyone can share ideas, access information, and have an open forum to ask questions and freely contribute. This is especially important just now since there is no face-to-face time with your classmates. You could also use Facebook to search for study support groups where students at universities from all across Scotland come together and share ideas – also helping to expand your network.

2. Instagram – Follow studying and motivational pages to keep you on track with tips from students who are studying the same course, such as @subtlestudywithme. This can be a great way to learn and get advice from others as well as allowing you to meet people from different year groups.

3. Twitter – Follow law related pages such as @Lawscot to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and events which you can take part in and allow you to connect with people who have first-hand experience and are currently practicing in the field of law.

4. YouTube – Watch tutorials about organising your notes and studying for exams. See the different types of study methods that people have used in order to help you work out what works best for you. By trying out different study methods, you might find one that works better for you that you did not even know about. If you’re not currently studying at university, watching vlogs from other students will allow you to see what a day in the life of a law student is really like and get an insight into whether this is the correct path for you.

5. Linkedin – Create a professional profile and start building your network while you are still a student at university. This can help you connect with employers and search for placements/internships by personally connecting with professionals in the field and start researching the career opportunities that are available.

6. Pinterest – Find study templates which can help you organise your time and keep on track with all your assessments and exams. Additionally, there are a lot of pages that you can follow to keep you motivated, which is especially important to keep you focused during exams.

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