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 the 7 best study YouTube channels (in my opinion) for you to check out and subscribe to all well!

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 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. In her videos, Elena also shares what it is like to study with a mental health condition. In addition to 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.

Check out Issue 1 of our digital magazine for more tips on Studying with a Chronic Illness here

3. Joi Wade

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

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4. Astrid Franciszka

Astrid was an English Literature student at Jesus College Cambridge and is now studying Law in London. In her videos, Astrid shares the challenges of studying as a disabled student as well as managing your mental health as a student. Additionally, Astrid is also candid about her mental health and the pressures of studying at a top university.

5. Vee Kativhu

Vee studied at Oxford for her undergraduate degree and is now doing a Master’s at Harvard. In her videos, Vee shares practical study tips as well as her experiences of being a Black student at Oxford.

6. Studyquill

Studyquill is run by Jasmine who is now a student at UCLA. She makes bullet journal, study with me and exam advice videos. Therefore, if you’re a type-A hyper organised person who loves watching videos of neat study notes and stationery, then Studyquill is the place for you.

7. Nicole Rafiee

Nicole is one of my favourite study YouTubers. She has fibromyalgia and makes videos with no BS college advice. Additionally, she just adopted a kitten if you needed another reason the check out her channel.

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 the UK.

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