Choosing Subjects at a University

So now you've accepted your offer, and now it's time to choose your subjects. We understand that subject selection can be difficult, therefore it's a good idea to attend any academic counseling or enrolling workshops offered by your school, since these will provide you with thorough information on your specific course. Read on for Good Universities Guide's top tips to get you started, along with some additions of our own. Refer to Course Guides and Handbooks The first thing to consider while selecting subjects is your course guide or handbook. This will tell you which topics are required for your degree (compulsory or core subjects) and which you can pick yourself (electives). Depending on your style of study, each course needs you to finish a set number of credit hours every study semester. Some courses may consist mostly of core subjects with limited subject selection flexibility, whilst others are more flexible and allow you to explore your interests and choose electives. In arts, linguistics, history, criminology, and these types of degrees, you can usually select a major or minor in later years of study. In highly regulated fields, such as engineering, core subjects are completed to meet industry and government accreditation requirements. This means that subject choice may be limited. Explore Subjects Related to Your Areas of Interests Depending on the format of your course, you may typically do this through electives. Some electives are taken from a specific list related to your study, while others can be picked from a wide range of disciplines offered across several universities or schools. Subject selections in certain courses may lead to a specific minor or major. To encourage you to broaden your academic horizons, several schools ask you to choose a number of courses outside your selected field of study (also known as breadth subjects). So, you may even be a computer science student learning creative arts or a linguistics student studying chemistry! This will not only expose you out of your same-old comfort zone but bring out the daring and creative side of you. Consider Prerequisites Some courses cannot be studied without previously finishing others. These are called as requirements, and they will influence the subjects you can study. Although some course organizers may prefer students to have studied a specific field in school, this may not apply in your first semester. As a first-year student, you will have access to a wide selection of introductory topics. If you want to study a certain subject in the second semester, you can complete an introduction unit in semester one. Take Others Advice but Do NOT Depend on Them There are many people around us who may have already undergone the tedious yet exhilarating process of college and choosing the “right” subject. We may often hear stories that will either leave us terrified or excited solely on the experience of the individual which can either leave us hopeful or in despair. It is important to keep in mind that every individual’s experience differs


Accessibility in Education

You may be wondering what “accessibility” means. Well, it is the practice of making information, activities, and/or environments sensible, meaningful, and usable for as many people as possible. When we further extend this concept to education, it leaves us wondering and bothered as to why had this initiative not been taken sooner? As Learnosity puts it best, “Accessibility in education helps create better opportunities for learners. If learning materials are not accessible to learners, then learners’ abilities won’t be accessible to educators.” Although all students receive and respond to information in various ways, the belief that people with learning disabilities are somehow less skilled academically is a myth that has to be corrected. The loss of potential is the most visible victim of the documented failures. Students with learning disabilities are not only less likely to finish postsecondary education, but they are also less likely to find work than those who do not have a learning impairment. However, the impact of a failing educational system on the lives of individuals with special needs extends beyond academic and financial concerns. Another debilitating side effect is its social impact. A terrible school experience will affect a student's self-image as well as their view of how others may see their situation. Because special education is an undeniably complicated field, it is critical that it be appropriately resourced. Technology has emerged as a potential answer to the complicated difficulties of student diversity in an age of fast digital change. More schools are integrating technology to provide a better learning experience to their pupils, no doubt encouraged by the excitement around individual learning and capabilities. It's understandable why they'd be excited to do so. Educational technology presents a unique chance to democratize education while also relieving the strain on overworked teachers. Some children with learning difficulties, for example, may need longer time on tests. Educators can readily determine such particular factors using assessment methods. Furthermore, in terms of both test delivery and marking, they provide higher scale and speed. In education, accessibility may be regarded as a two-way mirror. On one hand, learners must have easier access to learning materials. On the other side, if learners' genuine skills are to be completely realized, instructors must have access to them. We can hope with the new advancements and changes in our educational planning and strategies, education is made more accessible to those it is unfairly put forth currently. At the very least, it should be “equal” to all in the sense that everyone should have the equal chance to be able to be assessed based on their abilities, rather than having to fit through the norms that were traditionally set.


How to Stop Procrastinating?

How to Stop Procrastinating? Procrastination- a phenomenon we are all too familiar with and guilty of succumbing to at some point in our life (unfortunately, more often than what we would like to admit). We feel that we must get some work done but are not able to bring ourselves to actually doing it, and instead of doing the needful, we end up in a turmoil of terror where we stay in our comfort zones, wasting endless hours on entertainment and relaxation. This goes on and on till the last minute when stress and pressure force us to finish the task; but in some cases, the job never gets done at all. Although we might feel like we deserve the break (which lasts from hours to days), procrastination does absolutely no good to us- both, in the long-run as well as the near future of the individual. The subconscious guilt of not getting work done may make us feel like a loser. It even results in poorly submitted work, incomplete tasks, and a horrible image on oneself while affecting one’s creativity and productivity, amongst many other areas. With these low levels of self-esteem, it is crucial to beat the evils of procrastination and take our stand once and for all, here are some tricks that have been proven in overcoming it. First and foremost, force yourself to start working. Yes, it is that simple yet the hardest step one needs to take to get their work done. Hold the reins of your schedule, manage it well and get started with your work with short breaks in between to get the creativity going. Next, it is very crucial to know yourself best. Analyze your energy levels and correlate it to your productivity to manage what tasks work best during specific intervals of time. For instance, when you feel lethargic or tired, it is necessary to relax your mind and take up less-challenging tasks or even exercise your hobbies during that period and while you’re with high energy levels, you must take up the more-daunting and less-pleasing work. This way you get everything done. With these hurdles on the path to meaningful education, we are proud to do our part in helping connect students to financial support. By using the FundLearner platform, students can submit their projects and get backing from supporters Whether it be family or friends, people can donate to their progress and be updated on their work. At launch, we’re accepting any projects that deal with a student’s educational pursuits including tuition fees, supplies, school projects, travel fees etc. FundLearner is both a way for students to find funding, people to help these students and others to track their progress. Set long-term goals instead of short-term ones As often setting short-term goals involves cramping our schedule with just a couple very daunting tasks for hours in a stretch and neglecting everything during that period. This may not be very fruitful in the long run


The Importance Of Research For Students

Beyond what students learn in the classroom Beyond what students learn in the classroom & on their own through their network and interests, the opportunity for research through their universities is vital. Not only will it establish their acumen for being able to dissect layered topics, it will also bring value to their school for being attached to such research. For a student with an interest in a certain field, it can be somewhat overwhelming to get started. Not only is research a time consuming pursuit, finding the right outlet to share their findings can be an issue as well. As a student with a knack for research, knowing where to start is key. Usually a member of faculty in your department can direct you on where to start and how best to organize your findings in an organized and proficient manner. The plus is that the majority of tenured lectures have a background in research. Start by talking to a professor that you feel most comfortable with about your interest in getting into research. They can guide you to the right way and even developments in your field that would be worth looking into. If your university doesn’t have the resources to support your research, there are resources especially within the UAE that can support your idea. All you have to do is reach out with an organized structure and plan and more often than not, you can find some level of support. The best places to start researching are: Government affiliated research centers Incubation and accelerator centers that Industry experts either corporate or lecturing at universities The Fundlearner platform hen you’ve got your idea and how you want to conduct your research (including the personnel needed to make your idea a success) then you are ready to put everything into action. Being in the know of what areas are in demand is also important to knowing how to structure your research proposal. Usually, these entities can help you with the finance and budgeting of your idea. However, having a working idea of the amount of money you need to make your project a success will give good leeway to how someone else can help. At bare minimum, research papers are always a good start if you are a competent writer. Being able to analyze past trends to make future decisions is very important in any discipline of research you choose to involve yourself in. Research market for students To get a better glimpse of the research market for students, here are the topics that are garnering the most interest post-COVID in 2021: Healthcare innovations including operations, facility management and better practices to accommodate an unexpected spike in hospital patients Cybersecurity and IT solutions that protect private information securely. Adding in an aspect of block chain, or a means to ensure trusted transactions is in demand Social emotional


Get access to higher education

WE BELIEVE IN HELPING LEARNERS The harrowing reality of education is the truth of how many gifted and enthusiastic students don’t have access to higher education. Even those that do are sometimes forced to fund their pursuits through loans and going into debt. Then, once they are in the higher education system, affording basic amenities needed to succeed can be difficult. Connect students to financial support Students can submit their projects Students can get backing from supporters Student’s educational pursuits can be tuition fees, supplies, school projects, etc... With these hurdles on the path to meaningful education, we are proud to do our part in helping connect students to financial support. By using the FundLearner platform, students can submit their projects and get backing from supporters Whether it be family or friends, people can donate to their progress and be updated on their work. At launch, we’re accepting any projects that deal with a student’s educational pursuits including tuition fees, supplies, school projects, travel fees etc. FundLearner is both a way for students to find funding, people to help these students and others to track their progress. EVERY DIME COUNTS We at Fundlearner are excited to use this site and initiative as a way to make education easier to access for students in the UAE. Join us along the journey and let’s do our part in helping make education more accessible than ever. FundLearner is both a way for students to find funding, people to help these students and others to track their progress. We have high hopes for for the learners to get donations from the generous people all around the world for the sake of better and brilliant future of the world. CHANGE A LIFE TODAY As long as poverty, injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Donetae a dollar and start making the difference. VIEW PROJECTS DONATE NOW


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