By K W Warburton, The Reluctant Spoonie

I started watching ‘study with me’ YouTube channels last year to get myself in the student mindset again after taking a break from my studies for almost 4 years due to my illness.

Here are my 5 favourite study channels:

1. Caitlin’s Corner

Caitlin’s Corner is one of my favourite YouTube channels. Caitlin makes practical bullet journaling videos (that you can actually reproduce yourself, even if you have zero artistic talent) and study vlogs about being a student at the University of Toronto. Caitlin’s videos are so fun to watch because she has such a delightful personality. Once you watch one video, you’ll want to watch them all. Caitlin has recently graduated and now works on her YouTube channel full time.

2. Elena Handtrack

Elena is reading Law at St John’s college, Cambridge. Elena’s channel includes study vlogs, practical study tips and real time study with me videos. Elena is also sharing what it is like to study with a mental health condition and why it is important not to compromise your mental health whilst you are studying. Check out Elena’s channel for a realistic view of what it is like to study at The University of Cambridge.

3. Joi Wade

Joi is a student at USC who has interned at top firms such as Goggle and Elle Magazine. In her videos, Joi shares her tips on how to win internships as well as haircare tutorials for type 4 curls.

4. Astrid Franciszka

Astrid is an English Literature student at Jesus College Cambridge. She has type 1 diabtes and makes videos about being a disabled student. Astrid is also candid about her mental health and the pressures of studying at a top univeristy.

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5. Studyquill

Studyquill is run by Jasmine who is a high school student. She posts bullet journal, study with me and exam advice videos. If you’re a type-A hyper organised person that loves watching videos of neat study notes and stationery, then Studyquill is the place for you.

Bonus Video

This documentary is an hour long, but it is worth a watch if you’ve ever experienced a health problem whilst at university. It is well known that top universities do not do enough to help students with illnesses. I was studying at a top university when I became ill and did not receive adequate support. Watching this documentary highlighted the fact that this is a common occurrence, even at the top university in my country. Please watch this video if you have time. Some of the comments from the staff being interviewed are eye opening and somewhat shocking in places.

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