Monday, 28 February 2011

No more coursework!!!

No more coursework this year... WOO HOO! I am so happy that this is the case because it was hard throughout the year and I mean it. I had to balance out the coursework with my life and it wasn't easy at all. The month of December along with this month was exactly the same to be honest (crammed with deadlines). Deadlines within those months hit me badly but I knew I had to get the work done.
The amount of late nights I had to go through in order to get the CIMA essay completed... unbelievable. I didn't usually sleep my normal hours which is actually 9 hours. For a week and a half, it was down to 4 hours (I was knackered all the way through... I seriously don't want to experience it again). Well, I do generally hope that it does pay off in the end when I receive my grade for this along with my audit coursework too.

Let’s not get too carried away because I still have the in class test for finance left which is tomorrow. The finance test will take place in our Greenwich campus and is at 1pm. Time will fly as the test is only one hour long comprising 10 questions and is compulsory for us to answer 7. I will just have to do the questions quickly and not risk my time choosing the questions to answer first.

I have spent all this week preparing myself for this test - just practicing past test paper questions and just looking at my notes. This test doesn't count much in terms of percentage for the whole course but this doesn't matter to me. I just want to do well in everything I do... it's my approach!!!. I would say that you should take that attitude also when you do things in life.

Once the test is over... I will just chill for a week (don't worry I will keep up my workload - tutorial preparation and lectures!). Well I do deserve a break... I didn't have much time to chill for ages, trust me. I will then definitely take up valuable time to focus solely on employment applications and preparing for interviews.

Until next time people!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Busy busy busy!!!

The last two weeks have been extremely busy with coursework and other important things too... I need a break!!! Yet, having said that... there is more to overcome :-(. Some people just love challenges and I would agree to say that it wouldn’t be exciting any other way really, would it? Not long left now until the May exams!

I even found time to celebrate my sisters 20th birthday! Well you just have to make up the time for your loved ones. The day itself was just chocolate, cake and even more munch. I just want to say a big thank you to my fellow colleague... Sonia for the recommendation she gave for my sisters birthday present... my sis absolutely loves it (I even bought something similar for my youngest sister too, who is going to be 18 on March the 2nd). I admit that I am actually not used to girly presents apart from the basics you know (please do not get offended by any means). Therefore, I took Sonia’s help.

Moving on:

I have been doing coursework after coursework this month and time was not on my side to be honest. I submitted my Audit coursework on Friday the 11th and it was such a relief because I just wanted it to be over and I can’t say more. The only coursework left for this entire year for me is the CIMA essay based on performance measurement and it is due on the 23rd of this month. After that we all have an in class finance test on the 28th. So not much to go but it is going to be tough for the next two weeks.

After all coursework is done hopefully, the remainder of the year will be even more challenging and packed with some interesting stuff. Obviously, I am talking about the May exams and the build up towards it will be immense. I just hope it works out for me the way I want it.

Anyways people, thanks for reading as always!!!