Thought you missed your chance to study at the beginning of the year? Think again. It’s still possible.
Cast your mind back to New Years. Had you promised yourself that you’d enrol in a course to kick off the year, but haven’t yet made it happen?
The good news is, it’s not too late. You can still kick off the year with study. In fact, it’s an ideal time to jump in. Here’s why.
Give study a try before the year gets busy
We all know how it goes. January and February seem to drag out forever. But once it hits March, the gears switch and the year somehow flies. This is likely to do with the fact that the further the year progresses, the more we fill out plates with work, family and social commitments.
Enrol in as little as one single subject now, and you’ll be able to test the water before the year picks up pace.
If you reach mid-year and feel satisfied with how your first subject has gone, you can then commit to a full degree.
Start with the general cohort
As traditional study calendars are mapped around the beginning of the year, starting with a subject or degree at this time allows you to be part of a community of learners who are starting study at the same time.
Enrol now, and the students who you meet on discussion boards and forums for your subjects will be more likely to be in the same situation as you—picking up their first course.
Being surrounded by like-minded individuals is a great way to not only make some friends, but feel supported—as you’ll all be “in the same boat.”
Take action on your new year goals
Was returning to study one of your New Year’s resolutions? Or perhaps it was getting that promotion?
Starting at this time of year allows you to take an exciting step towards achieving the goals you set out only two or so months ago.
By the time you reach the next New Year, you will be well on your way towards achieving your goal. How incredible is that?
If you’ve been eyeing off a course, now is the time to secure your place!