One of the most important things you can do in the early stages of your university journey is to define your long and short term goals. These will keep you focused and motivated. Long-term goals define who you want to be and what you want to achieve. They’re the big picture view of why you’re at university. The next step is to create short term goals to help you achieve your long-term ones.
Exams can be a very stressful time, even if you’ve spent the whole semester planning and revising. We’ve put together a few tips to help control your stress levels in the hours leading up to an exam.
Want to study and continue working but want to know if it’s possible? Kat Ferguson-Acompora gives her tips on how she went from completing a diploma to starting a degree and working full time.
Technology has made studying online a viable option for many adults, so find out what you need to get started. Most of your studies will involve the computer and the internet to access library resources, your study material and subject forums, contact with lecturers and other students, as well as accessing and using email.
There’s an app for that! Going back to study doesn’t have to be as tedious as the last time you sat in a classroom. Apps for computers, tablets and mobile phones now make study much more efficient, effective and fun! These are some of our favourites.
It can be hard to imagine how it would be possible to start or return to study on a reduced income, with bills to pay and perhaps a family to consider. But with a little bit of planning and a realistic assessment of your budget, you may find that your new world is closer than you thought.
Time management is increasingly challenging for adult learners who juggle different priorities in life such as academic studies, work, and family. Time management plays an important role for university students, because the ability to prioritise is the key to maintaining a harmonious and balanced lifestyle. Good time management brings plentiful benefits that will make things easier for you, your friends, and family.
Are you wondering whether you have the time to balance study with other important commitments in your life such as work, family and friends?