A little different post today but I thought it might help a lot of you who could be studying at college or uni too. If you've followed my blog for a while then you may be aware of my current academic situation I'm currently studying HND Retail Management we study many subjects related to retail not just management like most people presume. Anyway I am in my final year at college and can now apply for 3rd year entry at university. Now university was something that I never really considered however I have actually enjoyed my time at college and would definitely encourage anyone who is a little unsure about university to apply for a college course first. With the final year in college comes the endless amounts of reports, presentations and assessments as well as the graded unit. I thought I'd share with you some tips to survive college or university.
1. Attendance - As tempting as an extra hour in bed might seem I can't stress how important in is to attend your lectures. My college do put all notes on the our website however attending class gives a little more knowledge for reports etc. My attendance in school was basically the opposite which resulted in pretty poor grades so it definitely helps
2. Organising - Most students balance a part time job and education so organising your time is very important. I work an average of 16 hours a week and can usually guarantee a day off a week. This is where I set aside all my college work to do and also plan a few blog posts. I'm starting an internship/work placement in the next few weeks so need to set aside time for that is well, organising is key as they say.
3. Get yourself a diary - We would get a diary in school and I would use it for a week then it would stay in the bottom of my bag for the rest of the year but this year I made sure I invested in a diary to keep track of my college deadlines and my shifts in work too and it is so helpful to keep me of track.
4. Stationary - I love stationary and I can't help but buy cute pens and notepads for starting the college year. Buying yourself some folders and highlighters too are also really helpful to keep your work organised and obviously all pretty looking, yeah I do considered that very important haha.