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by Posted 23 October, 2020

Postgraduate study allows you to enter employment with additional skills and knowledge. By now you are aware of the expectations of your course.


Many hours of reading, dedicated research and study lie ahead. The challenge is to stay focused, motivated and enthusiastic about your subject. Applying yourself to the task from a remote location also requires discipline and good planning. We will discuss 3 areas of the structure to assist you to maintain focus. 


TOOLS

Your technology needs must be properly cared for. 

  1. Hardware: Ensure that your computing device has good processing power. Adequate storage is imperative for research material to be saved and accessed effectively. 
  2. Connectivity: Not only do you need a good internet connection, but enough data to allow you to be online without disruptions. For video conferencing session you will need a good onboard camera and sound. 


SOCIAL STRUCTURE

Search out those who have the same subject focus. This could be at your university or elsewhere in the world. Research and communication become vital. You need to build a network of human resources from which you can feed or support. Establish forums and chat groups that will expand your available resources. Videoconferencing and remote recording sessions allow you to be assisted by your peers.   


INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT

We have teams of counsellors to offer guidance whenever you need additional support. Your university will also have a network of instructional human resources. Stay close to supervisor and coaches. This will enable you to monitor your time table closely.



MOTIVATION

Many students all over the world are now getting their education in a different kind of “classroom”—their home. If that’s true of you, how can you make the best of it? Here are some suggestions. 


Plan your routine. Create Plan your work and work your plan. Create a good realistic schedule.


Cultivate self-discipline. Procrastination is the thief of time; indecision is its main accomplice. 

Diligently complete assignments and submit timeously.


Create a study space. Make your learning environment comfortable, but not cosy. Remove anything that will disrupt your concentration. If your environment is noisy, invest in a good set of head or earphones.


Learn to focus. Concentrate on the subject at hand, and don’t try to multitask.


Take breaks. Physical activity or a hobby can refresh you.


Take courage and stay motivated,  Right Shift will be your guide throughout the process until you complete your course. 

by Posted 7 October, 2020

With the global pandemic still a concern, it’s uncertain when schools in India will be re-opening. So, if you’re already investigating sending your child abroad for their secondary school studies, then the UK is a great option.

 

Investing in your child’s education is one of the most important investments you’ll make. That’s why it’s really important to take the time to do as much research as possible when deciding on the institution. Once you have a few options in mind, it’s really important to visit the school and experience the philosophy of the school and everything it has to offer before applying.

 

If you make enquiries, you will find that most secondary schools in the UK are open to allowing you to visit and attend a class or two before deciding if the school is the right fit. It’s important to determine if the school is a good culture fit for your child in terms of personality and temperament.

 

It can be costly to tour a foreign country to find the right school but it’s wise to undertake this process because if you are not child is not happy it will cost more, in the long run, to change schools and start the whole process again.

 

When your child attends classes they’ll get a feel for what it will be like to be there on a permanent basis. They will get to meet potential teachers and fellow students. As a family, you will get to see the surrounding area or town and your child will become familiar with the layout or premises of the school. This will help your child will feel more comfortable when they actually do commence with their attendance.

 

When visiting the school, it’s also the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you may have, for example:

 

1.     What are the subjects on offer

2.     Who the teachers are and what their credentials are

3.     What extracurricular activities the school provides

4.     How the school deals with behaviour management

5.     Who the child can go to for support if necessary, (if the school has a permanent counsellor/s onsite)

 

If you cannot undertake a physical tour, find out if the school will offer a virtual tour, this may be a great way to experience the physical environment and meet key people if you can’t be there in person.

 

At Right Shift, we can help you access all the information you will need to make an informed decision. Contact us today to assist you in making the right choice for your child’s educational future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Posted 21 September, 2020

Thanks to Covid-19, it’s been a tense year for students who are waiting to find out if they can follow through with their plans to attend university. The great news is that universities in the UK are opening their doors! Students from India who are wanting to study in UK universities will be happy to know that they can continue with their plans and that the universities are ready to hit the ground running for the 2020/2021 educational year.

 

Staying safe

 

Universities across the UK are doing their best to minimise the spread of the virus

by incorporating online learning into their syllabus, to limit social interaction and an influx of students onto the grounds. Many programmes at UK universities are designed to be studied independently so this makes studying online even easier. 89 Universities will be offering some in-person teaching, as part of a “blended approach” involving online learning and face-to-face tuition. Many universities will begin their year in Autumn 2020 as planned, however some are looking at a January start date, so it’s best to check with the university that you plan on attending, to make sure that you get the start date correct. Most universities will be offering an online induction process to get students up and running with their online learning platforms.

 

Every university will be following the recommended Covid-19 safety guidelines, as stipulated by the relevant authorities and scientific bodies. Campuses will be cleaned regularly, and this will include residence areas where extra measures will be implemented to ensure that rooms, bathrooms and all surfaces are sanitised regularly. In the UK it is obligatory to wear a face mask on public transport and in shops, and social distancing guidelines apply. Please note that if you’re travelling to the UK to attend university, you may need to allow extra time for a quarantine period once you land.

 

What about exams?

 

The UK government has made provisions for exams and if need be, can award students the grade that they would be most likely to achieve. Each university may be different so when it is time to write exams, make sure to check with your university ahead of time.

 

However, it’s safe to say that universities in the UK are ready and waiting for students, and those who wanted to study in the UK can go ahead with their plans. For more news on studying in the UK during the pandemic, click here.

 

 

 

 

by Posted 21 September, 2020

Universities in the UK are well known for their high standards of education, and people from all over the world flock to graduate from them. Many people have expressed interest in acquiring a tertiary qualification from a university in the UK but cannot do so as the result of Coronavirus restrictions or family obligations. Now, thanks to the evolving world of technology, you can graduate from a UK university from anywhere in the world.

The following universities and schools offer great distance learning programs:

 

University of Salford

The Open University

The University of Edinburgh

University College London

University of Manchester

King’s College London

The University of Warwick

University of Glasgow

The University of Sheffield

University of Birmingham

University of Leeds

University of London

 

These universities provide degrees such as Bachelors, Masters, MSc's, PhDs and various other UK online courses. Remember that to study at these universities, you will need to be able to speak English, as the course material is in English. If English is not your first language, we advise you to make sure that you have an English language qualification.

 

Here are the most commonly accepted tests of your English ability, which you should do ahead of time :

 

• TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

• IELTS - International English Language Testing System

• UCLES - University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

 

If you’re seeking world-class education, within the comfort of your own home, then one of these universities may just be the solution for you. You can study at your own pace and fit your studies around your life.  As the Coronavirus continues, being off-campus is the new norm, and distance learning is the future of education. If you’d like to study in the UK, we can give you step-by-step guidance on how to go about doing this. From finding a course to the application process and even funding, we’ll help you get a world-class education from one of these prestigious universities.


by Posted 29 July, 2020

So, you have paid for your children from primary school, all the way through high-school, and as they are about to graduate, it is now time to look at tertiary education options.

There may be some decent options locally, but as an Indian student, there is so much value in studying abroad.

As parents, its completely understandable that you may be concerned about the expenses that come with sending your child to study abroad, but there's a good chance that part of the fees can be funded through a bursary, scholarship or even through a private sponsor.

We've covered funding options in our previous article, so here are some reasons why sending your child to study abroad will prove invaluable for whichever career path they choose, as well as their personal growth.

Studying in the UK: Setting Your Child Up for A Bright Future

As of 2019, there has been a 63% increase in Indian students studying in the UK, and it's no wonder when you consider the UK's world-leading education.

·      By studying abroad, your child will reap the rewards of an entirely fresh approach to teaching, opening their minds to new ways of learning, from some of the best teachers in the world.

·      There's no better way to fast-track your child's grasp of independent living than allowing them to study abroad. It'll be a valuable challenge, from which they will learn so much about what it means to be an adult.

·      By sending them to study abroad, they will be adding something to their CV's that look good in the eyes of future employers, showing them that your child has experience dealing with people from different cultures, a sound level of adaptability.

These are just a few reasons, but by sending your child to study in the UK, they will benefit from the exceptional quality of education, student job possibilities, prospects, many studying options, appropriate expertise, and an overall inspiring studying experience which will help them flourish in the years to come.

Don't let financial limitations or security concerns deter you from giving your child a fantastic opportunity. Let Right Shift take care of the entire process for you.