How to Bullet Journal for Students
August 31, 2017

Bullet journaling will definitely keep you organised this term – and the below videos prove that it can be done in under 10 minutes and is relatively simple to create!

Check out the below video which shows you how to set up your bullet journal to contain timetables, assignment due dates, project planners, weekly planners and much more.

Use what you need and ditch what you don’t to create the perfect organisational tool for University.

Caitlin Da Silva is a Canadian 20-year-old who has the process of creating a standout bullet journal nailed!

Check out Caitlin’s amazing video below, walking you step by step through the process of creating your Bullet Journal for university.


Using coloured pens, highlighters and washi tapes to add pops of colour will make titles stand out.

Creating a colour coding system can be useful – black for notes, green for study, blue for personal and red for planning etc.

What to Include

Timetables - Your classes; when and where!

Due date - Deadlines for assignments and essays

Project planner - Manage your projects by outlining the tasks that you need to complete

Mind Maps - Release your ideas and visually organise them on the page

Study Log - Keep a record of how much you have studied! Focusing on studying habits can ensure your attention on any subject never slips

Weekly Planner - A to do list with days and tasks set out clearly. Perfect personal use as well; meal planners, workouts and budgets!

Grade Tracker, Essay Planner and More!

What is a Grade Tracker?

Keeping track of your grades helps you to stay on top of your assignments and understand what really matters in each class.

Create a study log to help you to split your time between different courses. You can add in your goals stating how much time you would like to give to each course and compare it to how much you actually do. Use washi tape to create a grid to keep track of projects and essays handed in and the grade that you got for them.

Tracking grades will instantly highlight your weaker areas allowing you to concentrate on them.

How to Take the Best Notes Bullet Journal Style, Digital and More!

Note Taking Guide

Taking notes in your bullet journal can be a bit overwhelming to keep track of page numbers from textbooks to allow you to quickly go back to the source.

Using grid paper for notes makes things easier when writing or re-reading notes for any subject. Use sticky notes on your page to cover up certain information that you may need to learn and memorise.

When in lectures you will be taking notes really fast – use arrows to help lead your mind back along the right path in the midst of information overload!

ALWAYS date your notes to allow you to keep them in order and reference back by date of lecture.

Be consistent and keep headings to the left of the page. Go back in with coloured pens to highlight keywords – perfect for when you revise.