Getting started online in the Bachelor of Commerce
Emily and Sam both study the Bachelor of Commerce at Melbourne, and are the current President and Secretary of the Commerce Student Society, respectively. They share their top tips to help you make the most of your university experience and take every opportunity available.
Emily and Sam's tips for online study
- Time management is key
When you’re studying online, it can be easy to fall behind. You don’t want to be that person who needs to watch 12 weeks of lectures in SWOT VAC (study without teaching vacation). Manage your time effectively and create a schedule that reminds you to watch each of your lectures.
- Separate your environments
It is really important to have a dedicated place to study - particularly when you're studying online - so your brain knows when to focus and when you're ready to relax. Set up a distraction free study space, with good lighting and a comfortable desk.
- Ace studying online
Make use of your tutorials and connect with your peers on social media, this means you can ask them questions about content you're unsure of after class. You'll also find you've made a few new friends along the way.
- Get involved
For Emily and Sam, looking back on the Bachelor of Commerce, their most memorable moments weren’t the hours of lectures they attended. Instead, it was the hundreds of different and diverse clubs and societies available. Each club holds in-person and online events, which is one of the easiest ways to socialise and meet new people.
- Join the Commerce Students' Society
We may be slightly biased as the current President and Secretary of the Commerce Students' Society (CSS), however we are one of the largest student societies at Melbourne. We run social and professional events all year long, and our biggest aim is to help students transition smoothly into university life and make hundreds of new friends in the process. You’ve already made one great decision by choosing to study commerce at Melbourne. We promise you this will be another decision you won’t regret.