A late Christmas present had arrived when I got back from my New Year break, a fat textbook-filled envelope from Oxford with my name on! In addition, I discovered that the pre-reading list for the course had been published, with instuctions to get through a number of articles and chapeters before kick off. So with only a few weeks to go until lectures start, I’d better get down to business!
First job has been to assemble and download all the articles I’ll need to get familiar with, and make note of the textbook chapters I have to review. Theoretically I could blast through the articles in a few hours and have the whole thing wrapped up in a couple of days, however the purpose of this is really understand and absorb, rather than get to the end as quickly as possible, so I’m using these last few pre-lecture weeks to test out a weekly study routine that fits around work, and practise my new note taking techniques.
But its not all hard work, this month I have a womens banking network event to introduce, a new year Wassailing, and a Burn’s Supper to attend. May as well enjoy the lack of exam stress while it lasts!