Education doesn't have to be restricted to the classroom. While textbooks get the job done, they definitely don't incite the same intrigue as travelling does. Studying abroad offers the best of both worlds: traditional learning in a university setting, while developing your cultural education, developing your personal growth and of course having fun!
The research shows that silence is worse than vocal or instrumental music when working with pictures, so for art homework or graphic design music is a must. If for your music is distracting, turn it off, but it's at least worth trying working with music playing. The work might take longer, but you might get more done, and be happier while you are doing it.
While our children's futures will still be decided by exam grades, it is important that parents, students and teachers see the process in the context of long-term character development. Factors such as how the student sees themselves as a learner and whether they can develop the resilience to engage with challenge and learn from their mistakes, have a big part to play in deciding success.
I hate it when students come to me and say, 'oh I want to focus on passing my exams first then I will look for jobs'. That's a worrying sign. It's not because of intellectual capacity, far from it, but because it indicates a lack of pragmatism, i.e. it's a mind set issue. A degree is a piece of paper that gives you an opening to a door, but that's it.
Every parent is a great parent. It isn't fair that education can make parents feel insecure. We need to ensure that we are bridging this gap and looking at viable opportunities that parents can take advantage of.
The good news is that this half term is the perfect time to begin to get yourself prepared for the impending examinations. Here are my starting steps which may help you on your way to exam success.
The biggest lessons I learnt there had nothing to do with History. Sorry, Dr. Supervisor, I guess all your fears about me were correct. On A-levels results day, to those high-achieving students with serious Imposter Syndrome, I have nothing but the following to offer.
I hope this blog post has helped you to think of a few strategies that you could use to combat your stress levels before your upcoming exams. How do you get rid of stress? If you've got any tried-and-tested strategies, do let us know - you definitely don't stop needing them after you graduate!
As with any career, the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult, and design is no different. There is no definitive set of rules when embarking on a career in the creative, but there are many ways to strengthen your case. I've created a list of four tips that are easy to implement, no matter your current status, and will help assist you on your journey to design success.
As anyone who's ever tried working from home can attest, environment does indeed affect productivity. Which is to say that