For most MRC students, classes start again on 12th September. Our 3 campuses in East London will once again be bustling with students eager to make progress in gaining their diplomas. Therefore, as the new academic year approaches, we thought it’d be useful to share some advice on preparing for a successful school year.
Firstly, look ahead at your modules and familiarise yourself with what you’ll be learning. You don’t have to do anything extra, even just knowing what’s coming will put you at ease when you’re faced with new content.
However, if you’re up for the challenge, lecturers have already put up useful readings on your specific course page on our website. To get ahead of the game, go further and skim through texts that will benefit you later on during your lectures and when writing assignments.
Speaking of assignments, those of you who are already a way along your chosen course may have an idea of what’s to come in this fall term. For example, if you know you have a presentation coming up, why not give some thought on what you might want to discuss in it? Alternatively, if you’re in your last term and have a final report coming up, why not read over your last feedback so you know what to prepare for during the term?
Setting realistic goals for the new academic year is a great way to motivate yourself into working hard towards a target. In doing so, you can prepare a routine according to your academic needs. In addition, knowing what grades you’re aiming for will help you visualise the time and efforts needed to meet your aspirations.
Do your best to limit distraction during the school year. Of course, this is much easier said than done as we all have other commitments and scheduling conflicts to attend to, but try to keep interference to a minimum to put yourself in the best possible position to achieve as highly as possible in your studies.
Next – plan, plan, plan! Plan a routine in which you can dedicate little time every day to work on assignments, submissions, reports, address feedback and attend lectures and tutorials. Get into the groove of adding to your assignments, revision and portfolios consistently to avoid heightened end-of-term stress.
Of course, when you’re working towards an end-goal every day, you’ll surely need some time to unwind and mentally tap out from your studies as well. Why not try a new hobby or tap into your favourite past time to de-stress? Whether that’s going for a run or baking your favorite sweet treat, make sure you allow yourself to revel in some ‘me-time’!
Don’t forget, if you’re looking for progress further in your career, Mont Rose College specializes in hospitality, health and social care, business and teacher training and we’re more than pleased to offer students ample support to ensure a stress-free and worthwhile learning experience!