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Educational YouTube Channels Recommendations

Hi everybody! Kim here again. Over the summer, I often find myself craving for mental stimulus but not something heavy and dull. What helped me was educational YouTube videos as it’s visually engaging, not mentally draining and easy to comprehend.

Here are videos and the 5 channels that I really recommend to check out:

The channel posted the footnote video first and recommended their viewers to watch it first to understand the actual video.


After watching the footnote, you will get the gist that this video used sarcasm and reverse psychology, and not to be taken as it is.


What I love about this video is it’s humourous and simultaneously motivational content, and simplistic art of stick figures.


This is the channel’s latest video about white and dark dwarfs. They usually post videos related to science and technology, but they also discuss economic and social issues.


Their animation style is always adorable and colourful, and it helps me understand the content better. They also put up the sources used in their videos, so people could further look into the topic.


I first stumbled upon Khan Academy in 2013, during my college year. I needed help with Calculus and Economics. The channel also has videos on general mathematics, world history, chemistry and even medicine! The video below helped me understand monetary policy and fiscal policy.


Khan Academy videos basically helped me ace college. The explanations on each topic are easy to comprehend because the speaker explains it using simple English and used examples.


TED-ed’s channel focuses on creating lessons worth sharing and is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. They usually post videos about art, science, history, and general knowledge. Since I’m having a cuppa while writing this, here’s a video on the history of tea.


TED-ed’s videos are usually approximately 5 minutes long, which is great if you like short videos, and have different animation styles.


Last but not least, it’s the 301’s very own Youtube channel! The videos we post are related to study skills development and advice. Take some time before term starts and watch our videos to improve on your study skills.




I hope you all found those videos and channels interesting. If you like them, I would recommend liking and subscribing to show them support. Bye!



We are 301 Student Skills and Development Centre and we give academic skills advice to our students at the University of Sheffield. We offer workshops and 1:1 appointments.

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