Here are a few things I feel would be helpful to share with those of you who may be planning to start studying Management and Marketing. This is a collection of things that I have ‘noted’ during my first year.
Do I need those books?
You may find yourself asking this question. I thought it would be best that I had the books recommended by the lecturer. However, soon enough you will find out that there is a lot of reading material and sometimes only a few chapters will be relevant to you. Therefore, it isn’t worth buying all the books. Instead I would recommend using the library to take out the necessary books. Don’t feel shy when it comes to requesting books either, if the library don’t have the books that you are after, you can always request they order them. I have used this service few times; the only slight issue is that it may take a month for you to receive the book so make sure you request in advance.
How do I prepare for my exams?
Coming out of 6th form or college you were likely to have read over the specification for the subjects you were studying. At university there isn’t a specification, this was something that took me a while to get over. I found that attending the revision lectures near the end of the term really helped to organize the information over the course in a really simplified way. Sometimes lectures may give you access to an example paper make sure you pay very close attention to the questions and practice them a few times.
How many societies do I sign up to?
Sign up to as many things as you are interested, I just wanted to highlight the importance of going to the taster sessions even If that means attending alone. The taster sessions will help you decide if you would enjoy being a part of the society, then you can decide if you want to pay for membership. I might have got carried away with paying for memberships to things I hadn’t attended the taster sessions to. If you do this you will likely be waiting on a refund and maybe still waiting till this day…
Hope this was helpful, if you have any things you have noted over your first year leave them in the comments below.