Remote Learning Tips

Working from home is most likely a very new concept for most people. It can come with a few challenges and will probably have some teething issues to begin with. Try out some of the tips that we have put together below for remote working success.

Remember, it is important to strike a good balance between your work life at home and your leisure time at home. Visit our page called 'Your Wellbeing' for resources and advice on how to achieve a healthy balance during lockdown.

1. Work at a desk or table

Try to find a good work space. Working at a proper desk or a table can help you feel like you're in a more professional workspace and will help with your overall productiveness. It is important to try and avoid working in bed or on the sofa to ensure you have a healthy split between your work time and your down time.

2. Utilise technology

While these are incredibly challenging times for everybody, we are lucky enough that we have the technology available to make remote learning as effective as possible. Use your student email or Microsoft Teams to the full use, to ensure you're getting the most you can out of the current situation.

3. Stay connected with teachers and classmates

Although we are in isolation, you are not alone. If there is something you are struggling with or find particularly challenging, reach out to your teachers or classmates for help and assistance and be there to support others if they are experiencing similar problems. As mentioned above,  Microsoft Teams can be a great way to stay connected with everyone and ensure you don't feel alone during this time.

4. Get dressed

Get up and dressed as you would for a normal day at college. It can be tempting to spend the day in your pyjamas, but in the long run this will just make you feel less motivated to work. 

5. Make a plan

Set out a daily plan or 'to do' list for yourself to complete at the start of each day. This will give you the structure that may be missing without set timetables. Ensure that you add breaks into your daily plan to break up work and studying, this is important for productivity and to ensure you don't get bogged down working 24/7.