It is that dreaded time of year once again where the days get shorter, students have to rise earlier and the roads become a nightmare for everyone else. We know that study is not what you want to be thinking about right now – and we know how stressed your parents can be making sure that you get back in the swing of things! With that is mind, we decided to do what’s best of our Union of Corkonian students out there and make a list of 5 things that are sure to help you get back in (and stay in!) the swing of things.
The Lough Credit Union‘s Top Back to School Tips:
Tip 1: Prep With The Proper School Equipment
Starting back in school is stressful enough without realising on your 1st day that you forgot to bring pens, enough copies, update your pencil case to your new favourite trend, etc. With this in mind, students and parents alike need to make sure that this is the last of your worries! With plenty of great local school supply stores in Cork, there are no excuses for Cork student’s not to have the perfect equipment. We do know that school supplies can be expensive, however, so if you do need a hand then parents – don’t hesitate to come in and apply for a back to school loan. With over 95% of our loans approved, we will have your children prepped and ready to go!
Tip 2: Don’t Procrastinate
Easier said than done, but if you procrastinate from the get-go then you are only making things more difficult for yourself when you try to get back on track! Sit down with your friends, teachers, parents or guardians and set a realistic plan into action. You’ll thank yourself for it later!
Tip 3: Get Involved!
Study is important, but socialising can be equally so. Make sure to join your friends in fun activities, whether that be drama, sport, art, music – whatever takes your fancy! These are important activities not only to keep you happy and for personal development, but also to excite your brain so when you do study you soak up more knowledge easier.
Tip 4: Figure Out How You Learn Best
Without getting technical, we all learn differently. Some people learn by seeing, other by doing and others by hearing – figure out what suits you best! The traditional thinking of studying in complete silence and staring at a page can be effective, but maybe not for you!
Tip 5: Sleep
We hate to be the boring old sods, but sleep is important and has to be done… just think of all of the energy you’ll have tomorrow!
For Parents Struggling – Hit Us Up For a Back to School Loan
For all of the parents out there who struggle with school and college supplies, don’t be worried. There are many people in Ireland and in Cork who deal with always rising school fees and supplies and we are always here to help those who need it. Feel free to call into either of our offices if you are in our common bond. We are located on Bandon Road and in Togher. Study loans can really help out and with out low interest rates and 95% approval rate, you can be sure that we are here to help you.