5 tips on how to make the most of your year at college


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Thursday, 10 October 2019 11:06

5 tips on how to make the most of your year at college

Transitioning from school to college is a big leap. But we’re sure you’ll be feeling welcomed and at home at South & City College. We’re in the second week of October now so you’ve had a little time to get used to your new courses, campus, teachers and mates. However, there may be some things that you’re not too sure about or could do with some extra tips on. So, we’ve put together five tips on how to make the most of your year at college:

1. Plan your day ahead
If you want to make the most of your college year and get the best grades possible, plan your day ahead. Know what classes you have that day and the bus routes to your campus so you’re not late. Remember; time keeping and attendance are very important and are huge influencing factors on your success. Plan in how much time you’re dedicating to your subject areas to complete assignments and revision.

2. Get to know your tutors, mentors and other staff members
South & City College staff members are all here to help you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, advice or even crack a joke! You’ll be calling them by their first name at college and that’s because we believe you’re not a child but a young person going into adulthood and so we’d like to treat you like one. There will always be someone you can trust at college, so feel free to approach us.

3. Go to the free college events and get to know people
Did you know that the college holds free events throughout the year that you are more than welcome to? Some of these events may not be in your campus but you can visit any campus (as long as you are wearing your ID card). Follow us on Facebook @South&CityCollege or on Instagram @SouthandCityCollege for updates on these events.

4. Join college groups and various programmes
You probably have a busy schedule with all your coursework, but joining various college groups can help you with your higher education or job applications. For example, we have a Social Media Ambassador programme where students can help the college get more recognition online. (Handy to know: you also get paid in vouchers!) As well as this, joining groups or programmes helps you to make friends outside your circle and meet new people which is always a plus! If you’d like to find out more about the ambassador programme email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Speak to your tutor for information on other groups.

5. Enjoy your year!
Lastly, but most importantly, enjoy yourself. College may be stressful at times, but it’s very important to take it easy and not let things get to you. Have fun with your friends, visit the local area and shopping centres. Broaden your horizon by tasting new food or playing mini golf! There’s so much you can do in Birmingham. If you don’t feel like going out of your campus, remember that each campus has a place for students to hang out, play snooker or other games and relax.

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