If you’re wondering what life as a Law student at Pearson Business School is like, wonder no more. I will give you an overview of what an average week looks like for me and how I am able to manage my time.
Below is an image of my weekly timetable as a Law student during the first term of my first year:
I have 4 lectures per week as I study 4 modules per term. Each lecture is followed by a seminar, which is a more interactive class of about 15 students. In these seminars we get the chance to work in small groups and complete tasks which challenge us and prepare us for what our exams will test us on. This is mostly done through group debates, or practice questions.
Law is mostly exam based assessments, however there are occasional projects and presentations that must be completed every term. Last term, I was working on a group project in which we had to present our findings on whether or not we believed the British constitution needs to be codified. You will find that you will cover a range of skills over the course, from team work, to presentation skills, and this is just me speaking as a first year student.
Lastly, the question that many people constantly ask is, how do you manage your time? I know it’s much easier said than done, but it starts with your priorities. I know how difficult it can be to set these straight, as I have a part time job. I manage my time by trying to get as much work as I can done on the days I come in for my lectures/seminars. This is so that I still have time to take part in other events hosted by Pearson Business School. At Pearson Business School we always have frequent opportunities to take part in industry engagement, so it’s nice to be able to make time to attend these.
From what I have already learned during my first year, here are 3 main tips to how I manage my studies:
Complete all tasks as soon as you recieve them. If this isn't the most important thing, then I don’t know what is. In other words, avoid procrastination! What happens is we all say we’ll do it later and later comes and we still havent started, then before you know it you’ve got a pile of work to catch up on. Some find that making timetables or planning out study sessions helps a lot.
Don’t wait until you're completely lost before you ask for help. If you don’t understand something from the get go, then ask straight away. Luckily for us at Pearson Business School, we have recorded lectures so if you're unsure of something you have learned during a lecture, you can watch it again.
Turn up to lectures. This might seem obvious, but many people take advantage of the fact that the lectures are recorded. What some fail to realise is that it’s easier to hear it first in the lecture where you can ask any questions if you're unsure.
- By Peace Oni (1st year Law with Accounting student)