How to Supplement your Degree with Additional Learning - Torsion Students
Date January 2022

How to Supplement your Degree with Additional Learning

By Ayame Kaikawa 


If you are in a university, you can learn many things, but your learning doesn’t have to stop there.  University student Ayame Kaikawa details 5 ways to go above and beyond your degree. 

All of this added learning can be done straight from your uni accommodation so no need to worry about access issues. 



  • LinkedIn Learning 

LinkedIn Learning supplies unlimited access to anything you want to choose from in its extensive subscription library, which includes over 16,000 online courses.

The instructors are real-world experts who are passionate about the topic and teaching.

The learning fee starts at £24.98 but you will get a free trial and you can cancel or downgrade whenever you want to so you don’t need to worry about the fees affecting the rest of your student life.

If you wish to learn in-demand skills that will be taught by highly skilled professionals, why don’t you try this and develop your knowledge and CV. 



  • Google Digital Garage  

Google Digital Garage is a free training and webinars platform that aims to help businesses and individuals develop new skills, and expand knowledge.

It offers a wide range of topics such as marketing, customer behaviour, codes, etc. The structure of the training allows you to test your understanding of the topic by taking a categorised exam after you watch the videos.

Google Digital Garage allows you to learn and test anytime you can so if you want to balance your university work and training, this is for you. 

Why not grab a friend from your uni accommodation to test your knowledge. 



  • University Support Services 

Many universities supply a range of development workshops, webinars or support. It can be writing skills development, reading skills development, or support on your assignment.

The levels of support can vary depending on the university, but any support can be helpful for the improvement of your university work and the understanding of your study.

And it’s free! So why don’t you ask your tutors, the university’s support centre, or library and make the most of what you’ve got at your university. 



  • Read Books 

A good classic way, reading books! These days, the use of the Internet has been normal, and you can even read a whole book on your phone or laptop.

When you search for something on the Internet, you can search any word that interests you which makes it easy to learn something specific.

However, when you read a book to search for something, you can come across something you didn’t expect, which allows you to obtain wider information on a topic.

If you are tired of sitting at a desk and looking at your laptop all day, reading or listening to a book can be refreshing too. 

Take some time to yourself in your student accommodation and relax with a good book. 



  • Volunteer 

The best way to gain practical experiences in the industry in which you want to work in the future is by taking part in volunteer work.

When you are studying for your degree at university, you can learn the foundations of the degree, theories, frameworks, and sometimes practical assessment but you might struggle to gain useful experience.

Some charities or organisations do not require any earlier experience, and some might even look specifically for students. 

So, if you are struggling to find a job, a volunteer role will help your understanding of the sector, you will learn from others and create a better CV for the future!  


If you are interested in any of those ideas, why don’t you start it today?