Top Stationery and Studying Tips From our Student Ambassadors

What’s the secret to successful studying? Well, it’s all in the stationery, of course! Equip yourself with the write (sorry, we couldn’t resist) tools and you’ll be well on your way to success! To inspire you on your journey to becoming a genius, we’ve asked our lovely student ambassadors to share the stationery and studying hacks they swear by. Ready, steady…study! 

Naomi (@momentswithmissm)

My must-haves:

  1. A notebook for to-do lists and to help me prioritise and know what needs to be done.
  2. So this one isn’t stationery, but it’s just as important for me when it comes to happy studying: my coffee cup! I can’t start working until I’m sitting at my desk with a bottle of water and a nice coffee.

My top studying tip:

My top tip for effective studying will always be to turn your phone off and put it in a different room. It will completely change your focus! If you can’t bear to turn it off then Forest is a great app for helping you to concentrate and limit screen time. It also gives you a sense of achievement as you earn credits from not touching your phone, which can be used to plant real trees around the world.


Beth (@thestudygene)

My must-haves:

  1. Multi-coloured fine liners for notes and mind maps.
  2. Sticky notes for reminders and revision. They’re handy for sticking up around your workspace or on things you look at often, like a mirror or the fridge, when you’re trying to learn new things and revise for exams.

My top studying tip:

Use active recall. It’s a learning technique that helps us to move information from our short-term memory to our long-term memory so that it actually sticks. Active recall is about actively stimulating your memory during the learning process. The opposite is passive review, which is when you process information passively, such as by reading or watching.

Instead of spending hours on notes I might never look at again, I prefer to make flash cards and test myself every few days and before exams.


Zara (@_studyvision_)

My must-haves:

  1. It’s always great to have a nice pack of highlighters. The STABILO BOSS pastel highlighters are my favourite. The colours are super pretty and as well as using them to highlight important information, you can also create bold titles thanks to the pointy tips. They’re perfect if you’re a visual learner.
  2. A good study planner. It honestly helps so much. It’s great for keeping everything organised for different assignments and staying on track.

My top studying tip:

Be organised and write your notes as you go. Writing notes after a lesson is something I struggle to stay motivated to do, but it’s super important and you’ll thank yourself in the long run!


Chloe (

My must-haves:

  1. Flash cards are super handy as you can take them with you everywhere and they come in different colours. I use them for notes and revision.
  2. A good set of pens, including a black fine liner and at least one highlighter!

My top studying tip:

Study in a space with as few distractions as possible. If you have your phone nearby, for example, you’re likely to end up wasting time and losing your motivation and concentration. It’s important to take breaks but be careful what you do with that time. Five minutes of scrolling can quickly turn into half an hour!

Motivated to get stuck into studying? Check out our student-friendly stationery here. 

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