10 spots available for limited time only

Study smart, not hard.

This 5-week masterclass will be held at EUR Campus Woudestein and will start on Thursday, February 8th at 16h00.

Do it now, it's free.*

Do you want to learn faster and ace your exams using less effort? 📚

Do you want to stop using only 10% of your brain?🧠 We have bad news for you. This 10% is a myth and an exaggerated oversimplification. The good news. You are already using all of our brain! But usually only a small part of it can be active at a time.

In this masterclass, we will explore how to use the limited capacity of our brain to its full potential. This course won’t be only useful for university but also for your long term career and personal development, as effective learning is one of the most useful skills you can master.

Here's the Masterclass Roadmap

In this 5-week masterclass, we will experience and practice 10+ evidence based learning techniques and strategies based on two decades of research on effective learning interventions. With this you’ll build your own learning strategy toolbox and you’ll be able to pick what strategy is most effective for any given study situation.

Session 1: How we learn

In this session you will get to know your group and trainer. Understand how our brain learns and memorizes information and what are limitations of. Furthermore you’ll experience the first exercises that can help you with learning more effectively.

Session 2: How I learn

In this session you’ll better understand yourself and reflect on how you can activate your learning potential. Furthermore you’ll create personal learning  principles of self-regulated learning and building a right learning mindset.

Session 4: Learning Strategies Pt.1

You’ll discover tangible learning strategies that you can immediately apply to your study. First, you’ll use mnemonic techniques that’ll help you memorise information lightning fast, as well as practice with effective strategies for note taking, summarising, reading, and others.

Session 5: Learning Strategies Pt.2

We will further practice with learning strategies, now focusing more on organising information such as structuring, clustering, and outlining strategies as well as metacognitive strategies such as self-testing, evaluating, and adjusting strategies.

Session 5: Lifelong Learning

In the last lesson we’ll go beyond the learning at university and explore the role of learning in your personal and professional development, as well as your future career. Lastly, you’ll create a personal learning plan utilizing learning from the course. 

This course is valued at €350 but you can get it for free.

You just have to pay a €20 deposit fee to secure your spot that you get back once you finish the course😉.

Warning: Once spots are gone, they are gone.

+22 students trained with a 94% course satisfaction rate

Important Information

Erasmus University Rotterdam students and recent alumni can enjoy the Effective Learning & Studying masterclass for free, thanks to the support of the Community for Learning and Innovation at Erasmus University Rotterdam. To secure your spot, a small deposit fee of 20€ is required during registration. Learn more about it here.

Save money

Get 100% free access with a commitment boost! A small deposit of 20€ secures your spot and is refunded upon successful completion.

Commit to success

Devote 4 hours a week, including 1 hour for prep and 2.5 hours for training, to complete the course and achieve success.

Earn recognition

Showcasing your new skills to future employers with a badge in EduBadges, the official extracurricular certification platform from EUR.

Meet your trainers


Thursdays at 16h00

Lydia is a tutor and trainer of psychology at Erasmus University. With a master’s degree in clinical psychology, she is passionate about how people adapt and learn from critical life experiences. She believes in empowering students through tailored learning, self-acceptance and compassionate feedback. Having worked with students from different backgrounds and having experimented with multiple learning methods during her studies, she understands the power of learning about how one learns. Lydia strongly believes in lifelong learning (and is currently in the process of learning Dutch!) and she is excited to guide others on their journey to learn and study more effectively and enjoyably.


Small parts of some sessions might be recorded, or screenshots of the zoom calls might be taken for communication, education and/or marketing purposes.


Applications work on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, time slots will only open if a minimum of 8 students enroll.


You can know more on how we manage your data on our policy page.

Sadly, all spots are gone! :(

If you are interested, please leave your email and we will reach out when the course opens again.

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