Make studying at home fun
With changes to our daily lives and a move to studying online, you may be feeling a little uncertain as you adjust to it all. To help you get used to studying and learning from your home, we’ve put together some top tips for success.
Create a positive study space
Your classroom is now your bedroom or living room at home, so how do you transform it into a productive space to learn? Try sitting near natural light and bringing any house plants into view, as that can really help boost your positivity and motivation. It’s best to keep distractions away from your study space (such as your mobile phone) just like you would in the classroom.
Plan your days
Having a structure really helps. Make sure you get showered and dressed every morning before you start your day so you’re in the right mind-set to study. It’s also a good idea to think about what your strengths and weaknesses are and plan your day around them. For example, do you work better with music, or without? Are you more productive in the morning or the afternoon? Understanding this can help you structure your self-study time and when to take a break.
Studying with us you will be part of a connected community online, chatting with teachers and your classmates every day. If you aren’t sure of something, you can use instant messaging to speak to your teacher or arrange a meeting with your personal tutor. You can also join in with our regular social events like quizzes and games.
Practise your English
Immerse yourself in the English language in between your lessons. It can be fun to teach a younger sister or brother what you’ve been learning about. Or you could watch films and TV shows in English.
Make time to relax
It’s important to take regular breaks so your mind can relax from studying. You’ll be productive and focused by making yourself a structured timetable. Take time out to go for a walk, phone your friends or listen to your favourite podcast. When you come back you will feel re-energised.
Supporting you every step of the way
Throughout your studies with us, you’ll feel supported by an expert team of academic and welfare support staff. We’ll make sure you know who you can speak to, whether you have questions about assignments or want to schedule time to talk about careers or need personal support, we’re here to help you.