The ways in which you learnt, studied and completed assignments at school will differ considerably to how you will do so at university. There are a variety of teaching and learning methods; some are below...
Lectures- these are intended to introduce or give more detail on particular content in your course, and will be divided up according to subject area. Ensure you attend lectures as they will lay down the foundations of the content you have to research independently.
Independent study- your whole method of learning will become much more independent than at school. Lecturers won’t chase you up on deadlines, tell you the best resource you should use to complete an assignment or tell you how much study time you should be putting aside; you will have to work this all out for yourself.
Finding resources- your lecture slides will make up only a small part of your content material, and you will be expected to read around the subject. Other sources will include textbooks, journal articles and the web. Lecturers will often provide you with a list of where to find extra information which is related to a certain topic.