Wednesday, August 12, 2015

My Experience Studying At UniSim

It has been a long journey and frankly I struggled with it. But here is some tips that I learnt from it along the way. For people who don't know what Unisim is it is basically a school where you can get a degree and work at the same time. So that's what I did until I couldn't than I went into working part time and studying part time.

To watch the video click on the picture below :)

Here is a list of the things that I covered in the video and another tip not covered in the video.

1) Independence basically you won't have anyone calling you up if you missed a lecture or didn't come for classes in a week. It is all up to you whether you want to go for classes or not.

2) Put everything in a planner especially if you have multiple deadlines. You don't want to miss a deadline. Trust me you don't.

3) Grab opportunity to study in groups. Sometimes you got to discuss and bounce ideas off people. So why not make studying less lonely and go for group study sessions?

4) Ask the right questions. Got a question just ask and ask and ask. Your lecturer is paid to make sure you learn so take advantage of it. Email him/her, SMS him/her and if it is permitted call him/her.

5) Keep past year stuff may need to refer back. Don't throw it out just because you passed it. You may need it and kick yourself later for tossing it out.

6) Don't be afraid to fail. Failure is always an option. You can always resit for the exam no worries.

7) If working need to arrange with boss for study leave, leave on time... Having a good working relationship with the boss is so so important.

8) What are willing to sacrifice grades or career? Hard to have both. Struggled with this not gonna lie. Maybe posting up a video addressing this in greater detail? It is kind of personal but we shall see shall we?

9) Say no. Not exactly in my video but saying no to certain things in work is pretty important some times you just have to put your priorities straight to choose study over work. Or work over study.

10) Make time for me time. Light some candles play some music. Whatever it takes to just destress and no don't take a text book to read in the bath tub. Me time is strictly just Me time no textbooks allowed.

11) Find the right place to study. Study wherever rocks your boat. I have studied in parks, beaches, homes, cafes, schools everywhere just so long as you can focus that's great!

That's all the stuff I can think of.

If you are keen on studying at Unisim they have an open house on 15 August.
Click here for more information: UniSim Openhouse

If you have any comments and other experiences to share you know where to reach me!

xoxo
Grace

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