After a rather lazy few weeks at home, I’ve finally managed to get back into my working routine. Admittedly a little later than I had planned, but let’s be realistic. Three months without any Aislinn at home means I’ve got some social catching up to do, right? That’s my excuse, and I’m rollin’ with it.
Now, I already wrote a bit about studying on this blog last year, just a bit of general info about morale and how high you should set your standards. I still stand by my previous advice, but I’m here to add a bit more:
Sleeping – I’ll be the first to admit I’ve overdosed on this one this Easter. Yesterday I woke up at 3pm, and the day before I fell asleep in the middle of revising. But no more! I got up at a respectable hour this morning (10 am, don’t you dare judge me) and got some solid work done at my dad’s gentle nudging. Do I regret my hours of staying up late and sleeping all day? Not at all. But I made a promise to myself to get back into the serious study for at least the last two weeks of the holidays, a goal I set at the beginning of the break, and anyone that shares my love for the duvet should do the same.
Applications – Now is the time, if you haven’t done so already, to get those job applications in, for the summer or otherwise. You won’t have any time during the Summer Term and it will almost certainly be too late by then. For those who haven’t managed to find anything yet, keep an eye on Imperial’s Jobslive service, and remember, you can almost always find yourself a UROP research position right here at Imperial. This summer in particular, if you grab yourself an unpaid position there’s always part-time work to be found to supplement your instant noodle diet at JobsForTheGames, the 2012 Olympic recruiting site.
Stay on Track – Keep clean, exercise, and do as much work as you can without sacrificing your entire holiday. Bioengineering’s exam period is going to be spanned over 6 weeks, so take the break now while you still can!
Despite the massive Friends/Gilmore Girls-shaped hole in my TV viewing life (E4, how could you desert me so?), I’ve managed to keep myself entertained outside of my studying hours. Click here for endless fun, I promise. Substitute “shufflin’” with “studyin’” and you’ve got a good idea of my life these days.