Friday, 17 January 2014

Calling all Accounting Students!

Given its almost half way through the academic year, coursework deadlines are coming closer and exam timetables are soon to be finalised for publication, I think it’s a good idea we all begin to plan well ahead!

As there has been a change in the term structure, it is possible for us to have some exams in April (Alarm bells!). So I have taken the initiative to revise the course content early rather than starting in the Easter Break. Small chunks of revision over time will be more effective than just waiting till Easter and trying to remember everything that we have learnt from September. Particularly with the financial and management accounting modules, the questions can get quite difficult and we are taught the methods on the basis that we can apply this method to any situation. So practice a lot of past questions so you get the jist of what the exam is going to be like. Also, certain topics may have more significance than others in the exam. For example, second year students have a financial accounting exam which has three or four questions based on the same topic but we have to apply so many different techniques to each question.

If you are finding anything difficult then now is the time to speak to your tutor, don’t ignore the problems because they won’t go away, they will just pop back up in your exam!

There are also support classes which can be useful for some students who feel like they need to go over some things they missed in the lecture or tutorial so don’t miss out.

Create a timetable or plan to break down each module and their topics so you can revise each topic slowly and you should be ready by the time it comes to April/ May Exams J

Good Luck my fellow Accountants if you need any help just ask!

Friday, 10 January 2014

Happy 2014!

First of all, let me wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

You may notice a change in the font I’m using but hey, it’s a new year so why not use a new font?!

I know that I am potentially in the same position as a few other students right now where you PLAN to study and work hard over the holidays but the family is chaotic, food is just in your face 24/7 and it’s too cold to go out to the library. Yes, I have not managed to fulfil the requirements of my Christmas revision timetable but I will not make the same mistakes as last year. I’m still on this revision hype as second year is no joke, I may have slacked over the Christmas but let’s just say that was a time to ‘Refuel’. I certainly ate enough food to keep me going until the summer!

I’ve noticed that there are a lot more people in halls now, what used to be a ghost town has now been refilled with lively students ready for the new term! Just be aware that the lecturers also may need time to recover from the break so double check your timetable for when your tutorials start. I have one module where I don’t have tutorials for the next two weeks so we don’t want any wasted journeys to university now do we?

For those first year students you may want to start looking for some summer jobs or placements that are recruiting, you can visit the jobshop and make an appointment or visit the prospects website. It’s a good way to raise that extra cash over the summer and clear your overdraft in time for the next year.

Well, I think that’s all for now folks, watch this space for more updates!