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    Why module selection is so important

    Zaneb shares her personal experience of choosing optional modules, and explains why the process is so important

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    It’s that time of year again - the time in which you can shape your future and make sure you choose something you love! Some would say that selecting a module for your course is easy. Many people I know didn’t give a second thought to it and just chose what sounded the best. However, I would state otherwise. Be sure to read on for tips on making the right decision!

    Choosing a module is just as important as choosing an undergraduate course. In my experience, it makes or breaks your degree. That one module that you choose, can be the one mark you need for your desired overall grade.

    When I chose my modules for my course, I made sure that I knew exactly what I was getting myself into; from the amount of assessments to the amount of support available. Before I chose a module, I asked to see sample work from that module to see if it was something I’d be interested in. This route may be helpful for you to ensure you make the right decision.

    Sometimes it’s easier to choose something your friends are doing. I mean who wouldn’t want to be in the same class as their friends? However, all of this aside, it is important to make a choice that is suitable for yourself and your career goals. Make sure you prioritise yourself with this one.

    Choosing the right module will make things a lot easier for you as a student, as you will want to do the assignments because they cover topics that interest you.  Enjoying a course will not only help you with completing assessments and exams, but you will be more willing to attend classes. With optional modules, you have the freedom to choose what you see fit and tailor your course to your personal interests.

    There are so many ways in which you can get support. Don’t be afraid to ask your programme leaders or any of the Student Learning Assistants (SLA’s). After all, they are there to help you with anything and can help guide you in choosing  what is right for you. Selecting your modules on time will ensure you get a place instead of being stuck with a module that you didn’t want and probably will not enjoy. Be sure to take all the support available! Good luck with your decision making!

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