I think we can all agree that the past couple of weeks have been quite hectic. From the winter break, to Christmas, to exam preparations and finally writing the actual examinations. And before we knew it, semester two was upon us. As a final year student, the second semester is basically my last lap. The last few months I have before I become a graduate. Feeling a bit nostalgic. First things first, when entering a new semester you need to have your textbooks ready! The reading list for each module should already be up on Blackboard. If you plan on buying your textbooks then you have nothing to worry about but if the library is your main source then you better hurry! All the textbooks tend to finish in the first week. Remember the earliest bird catches the fattest worm.
The second semester is also project/dissertation season. The BA students have their dissertation while we (BSc students) have the applied econometrics project. Choosing a topic for either your dissertation or project is a very important decision. It’s always best to choose one that interests you so that you don’t feel compelled to follow through on it during the entire semester. Having enough data for the topic chosen is also important, especially if you are doing the econometrics project. It would be useless to have a great idea/topic with no data to help construct the model.
In the next coming weeks I will be putting up tips on writing a good dissertation and project, so you can look out for that. Other than that I hope you all had a good first week and welcome to Semester two. For the finalists, I wish you all the best on your last lap!