Thinking about doing a Master’s can be daunting. We get it, another year or two of university might not be the first thing on your mind as you don that undergraduate graduation cap, but it’s an amazing way to become an expert in your field and increase your earning potential. If you’ve been out of education for a number of years, a Master’s is an ideal way to refresh your passion in a subject, follow new interests and enhance your career.
During our Postgraduate Open Day, we ran into full-time Video Game Enterprise and Production student Jack Palmer, who was ready to share his tips on how to make the most of your Master's.
5 ways to get the most from your Master's:
Don't be afraid of work
"It doesn’t feel like work when you’re doing it, especially if it’s something you’re interested in." If your passion doesn’t keep you motivated there’s always the promise of a brighter career and higher earning prospects.
Plan your time wisely
"There’s plenty of scope for you to do sports, social events and a bit more work on the side if you just make sure that your time is planned out." Use the facilities wisely, like Curzon’s 24hr library. Join societies and take advantage of the Student’s Union.
"Socialise with your classmates. Don’t lock yourself in a bunker." Postgraduate classes are often smaller, more personal affairs with fewer students and a greater chance to get your ideas heard so don’t shy away from it.
Get into good habits early
"It’s really tempting when you start up and have two weeks before you start your course and you think: great, I can have a lie in!" But that can be a set up for disaster, so start preparing early. It’s a lot harder to break bad habits once you’ve got going.
And make the most of it! Taking on a postgraduate course is personally and professionally rewarding and, whether full time or part time, there are lots of options available to help balance your work with your life and other commitments.