Scheduling workflow, planning resources, managing your own time, multi-tasking, and meeting objectives. #Apprenticetoprofit .
Developing the mindset
These ideas are ways to start planning effectively. You might use these as evidence of planning skills in a written application if you haven’t been involved in larger projects. Either way, you’re likely to be asked about how you organize yourself at interview, so these are useful things to do!
Set time aside to plan when starting a major activity.
Make revision timetables.
Make monthly and annual budgets, and stick to them!
Research different methods of planning – including the different tools available, and consider which suits you best. For example…
Use a diary or calendar.
Keep a “to-do list”.
Control your emails.
Download and use notification apps on your phone.
These are all easy ways you can develop your planning skills, and can refer to in applications.
Plan an expedition, travel, or volunteer abroad.
Organise an away-day for a society, or an inter-university match for a sports club.
Co-organise the support for admissions interviews in your college.
Organise an away day for sports club etc.
Arrange your own travel itinerary on vacation – such as inter-railing.
Craft solutions to contingencies you might encounter (eg. finding resources for college events, securing bridging money between research contracts).