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Tips for Studying at Home

Know where to go for all the right info

There’s a lot of information out there online, so knowing where to find good resources can make home learning a lot easier.

Without being able to walk into your campus library, you’ll need to make the most of your online learning course provider’s resources. If you’re a disabled student or carer, you may have access to additional support, funding, and equipment. OCA students can enjoy convenient online access to library resources, tutors, and a support team.

Find out more about OCA’s support and resourcesFind out more about studying with disabilities, health issues and caring responsibilities

Take care of yourself

Online learning courses are a great way to grow your creative skills and gain qualifications. Even if you’re not looking for a qualification, personal development courses can be really beneficial for your artistic growth. Getting involved in your home university student association is also a great way to meet people and make positive changes to online learning courses.

It’s important to take care of your mental health while you’re studying at home. Take part in social activities and try to spend time outdoors. One of the best things about creative degrees is going outside and feeling inspired by things around us. If you’re finding home learning isolating – reach out for help.

Stay connected with your home learning peers

Reach out to other students taking home courses by using social media or your home university website. This is a great way to meet people, get motivated, and find artists to collaborate with. Whether it’s professional networking or making friends – you’ll be able to connect to home learning students on the same path as you.

The #WeAreOCA blog is a place where students taking OCA courses from home can share their work and send supportive words of encouragement to one another. If you’re studying home college courses, building relationships using networks like this can really enhance your home learning experience.

Looking to study at home and start your own online learning course?

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