With a lot of uni's turning to remote learning this semester it's going to be even harder to stay awake for your 9am lectures.

Of course you've already got your new semester outfits sorted with your Footasylum student discount so now it's time to get organised for your lectures.

We've got our picks of the best tips to make sure you survive your remote lectures and graduate uni, just make sure you tag us in your graduation pictures.

Don't set your alarm 5 minutes before

As tempting as it is to set your alarm for 5 to 9 and roll over to switch your laptop on ready for your 9am- don't do it! Do you really want to wake from that amazing dream and jump straight into 3-hour lecture? Didn't think so.

Give yourself at least half an hour to get out of bed so you have time to wake up before you have to engage your brain.


Get out of bed

Do you normally lie horizontally in lectures? Probably not, give yourself a dedicated space in your room with a desk and chair (and snacks) and get yourself comfy before your lecturer starts.

If you're struggling for space and have to sit on your bed just resist the urge to get under the duvet.

Make sure you eat breakfast

We’ve all been told since we were young that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s not wrong. A balanced breakfast containing wholesome carbs, protein and healthy fats will give you the energy you need to stay awake and alert. Making sure you have breakfast also makes sure you get out of bed before logging on.

If you’re struggling for ideas, you could try unsweetened oatmeal with nuts and fruit instead or if you struggle for time in the morning make a smoothie with nuts, tofu, coconut butter and avocado the night before, ready for you to grab in the morning.


Switch off the TV

Yes, the woman on This Morning claiming she's married to a ghost is probably more interesting than your 9am lecture but she isn't going to help you get a degree.

To activate full concentration mode switch off the TV and keep all distractions to a minimum while you're connected to your online lecture. If you really don't want to miss the ghost woman, just record it or find it online after your lecture.

Get dressed

First of all, you want to make a good impression so getting out of your pyjamas and into a fresh new outfit will make sure you impress your coursemates even through a screen.

If you haven't got your uni wardrobed sorted just yet, don't forget you can get 10% student discount so there's no excuse.