Navigating the Future: Top 5 Trends to Expect in 2024

As we step into the promising realm of 2024, the world is poised for transformative changes across various domains. Technological advancements, societal shifts, and global challenges are shaping the landscape of the future. In this blog post, we’ll explore the top five trends that are likely to define and influence the year 2024.

The Rise of Sustainable Technology

One of the most significant trends to watch in 2024 is the accelerated adoption of sustainable technologies. With a growing awareness of climate change and environmental issues, industries are increasingly investing in eco-friendly solutions. From renewable energy sources like solar and wind power to electric vehicles and sustainable packaging, technology is playing a pivotal role in creating a greener and more sustainable future. Expect to see breakthroughs in clean energy, efficient waste management systems, and innovations that contribute to a circular economy.

The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation

AI and automation have been on an upward trajectory for several years, and 2024 will see these technologies reaching new heights. Intelligent automation, machine learning, and natural language processing will become more sophisticated, leading to increased efficiency across various industries.

From personalized customer experiences to streamlined business operations, AI will continue to transform the way we live and work. However, ethical considerations and responsible AI practices will also become crucial topics of discussion, ensuring that these technologies are deployed ethically and inclusively.

Digital Health Revolution

The global pandemic has accelerated the digitization of healthcare, and in 2024, we can expect a digital health revolution. Telemedicine, wearable health tech, and AI-driven diagnostics will become more prevalent, offering personalized and accessible healthcare solutions. Remote patient monitoring, virtual consultations, and health-focused apps will empower individuals to take control of their well-being. The integration of big data in healthcare will enable predictive analytics, leading to more effective disease prevention and early intervention strategies.

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Blockchain

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and blockchain technologies are poised to disrupt traditional financial systems in 2024.

Blockchain’s transparent and secure nature will continue to gain traction in sectors beyond cryptocurrency, such as supply chain management, voting systems, and identity verification. DeFi, which leverages blockchain to recreate and improve upon traditional financial services, will provide more inclusive and accessible banking solutions. Expect innovations in decentralized exchanges, lending platforms, and new financial instruments that challenge the status quo.

Cultural Shifts in Remote Work and Flexible Work Arrangements

The way we work underwent a profound transformation during the pandemic, and in 2024, we will witness a continuation of this trend. Remote work and flexible work arrangements will become more ingrained in corporate cultures. Companies will focus on optimizing hybrid work models, leveraging advanced collaboration tools, and prioritizing employee well-being. The physical office space may undergo a reimagining, serving as collaborative hubs rather than mandatory daily destinations. This shift will impact not only how businesses operate but also the work-life balance and career expectations of individuals.

The year 2024 promises to be a dynamic and transformative period marked by advancements in technology, a heightened focus on sustainability, and a reshaping of societal norms. From the rise of sustainable technology to the evolution of AI, digital health, blockchain, and changes in work dynamics, these trends will shape the way we live and interact with the world around us. As we navigate through these transformative times, it’s essential to embrace innovation responsibly and ensure that progress benefits all of humanity. The future is exciting, and staying informed about these trends will help individuals and businesses adapt and thrive in the years to come.

Navigate your future towards stability, success in your career by joining our online Master’s and PhD. programme. Speak to one of our advisors to know more about the admission process, intake information and fee details.

#DILO (A day in the life of) a master’s student

Through the #DILO series of blog posts, we have been bringing you insights into the life of our master’s students, sharing their thoughts and opinions, ups and downs, and key learning points during their online studies. The whole idea behind this series is to make you aware of the realities of online studies and help you in making a decision.

This week, we look at a day in the life of one of our MSc Human Resource Management and Development student. Let’s hear about his experience studying for an online master’s degree programme.

An Introduction

Which university are you studying with?

University of Salford (UoS)

Which programme did you choose and why?

MSHRD – the field that I am currently working.

Who you are, really?

A proud RKC student 🙂

The Study Plan

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How did you plan to study each module, and what was the reality? How many hours did/do you have to put in each day/or in a week?

It was very hard planning to study as I have my own business and children. I panned two hours a day/ 3 days a week for studies. This time was not enough for me. Realistically, I should have put at least 10 hours every week for studies and research.

What part of the day did/do you find most suitable to study? (e.g. early mornings, lunch break, evenings, weekends?)

Evenings and weekends.

How much time did you devote for each assignment?

Each assignment took me the time allotted. Simply put, I started on the research as soon as I received the topic. and sometimes, it seemed as if the three weeks was not enough.

Travelling and Communication

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How did travelling impact your ability to study?

I did not have to travel a lot so it did not impact me.

How were you able to interact with peers and/or professors given the time differences?

It was difficult. In my situation, there were two classes where I met two other ladies that lived not very far from my house, so it was easy to have study sessions. In dealing with professors, I usually emailed with questions and always got a prompt response back. Studying online is always a challenge as the face to face is never there.

A typical day as a master’s student

What does a typical day as an Online Masters’ student look like for you?

In the morning it starts with work and maybe during the day, if not busy at work, will work on research for my paper and then in the evenings, will spend a couple of hours with my reading and then on weekends will work on my paper.

Any advice you have for students to better plan their studies

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Start from day one. Don’t procrastinate as 3 weeks goes by very fast. The material is a lot of go over and then you have the work to do. Keep in touch with your professor and ask any questions you have for clarifications as you work on your assignments. Reach out to peers, as they can be helpful as well. Usually peers will create a WhatsApp group, be a part of it..it makes it seem as if you are in a classroom…as it can be very noisy. A great program. Goodluck and I wish you well.


If you are considering getting your master’s degree, now would be an excellent time to take the plunge. Look at our programme list and see if we have anything that could help.

I hope this blog has answered some of your questions, and please watch this place for more similar blogs. You can also chat LIVE on WhatsApp with one of our Education Advisors for more information on all the programmes we offer, the application process, and the discounts we might offer.

Exciting New Announcement – RKC is now offering a PhD programme!

It is a dream come true moment for several doctorate programme aspirants, who anxiously awaited the launch of PhD programme at Robert Kennedy College. Well, the wait is now over!

Robert Kennedy College proudly offers an online PhD programme in collaboration with the University of Gloucestershire. 

The University of Gloucestershire was founded in 1847 and holds its title and degree-awarding authority from His Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council. It is globallyrecognised.

University of Gloucestershire

The PhD programme, intended to boost your career achievement, is a simple 2 stage programme.

Programme Description

Stage 1: RKC’s Executive Diploma in Advanced Research. The requirements to join are a master’s degree in any discipline, with priority given to Robert Kennedy College graduates. Course duration: 3 to 6 months. 

Stage 2: On completion of Stage 1, advance to the University of Gloucestershire’s PhD programme through a successful online interview, with a primary focus on dissertation writing in 1 to 6 years. 

Why choose a PhD with Robert Kennedy College and the University of Gloucestershire?

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Worldwide Recognition: The British doctorate awarded by University of Gloucestershire is accredited by British government and is respected globally.

100% online flexible learning: Whether you are a busy professional or a busy parent, this programme will fit into your hectic schedule seamlessly allowing you to maintain a balance between professional, personal and academic lives.

Duration: Executive Diploma in Advanced Research can be completed in 3-6 months at Robert Kennedy College. Upon successful completion of the diploma, advance to the University of Gloucestershire’s PhD programme through a successful online interview, with a primary focus on dissertation writing in 1 to 6 years.

Specialization options: The programme offers diverse specialisations such as Strategic and Digital Marketing, Law, Accounting and Business Strategy.

Dedicated mentorship: Students receive dedicated support and guidance throughout their academic journey.

How to Enrol:

Stage 1

Executive Diploma in Advanced Research requires a Master’s degree in any discipline, with priority given to Robert Kennedy College graduates. Click here to apply for the programme.

Stage 2

University of Gloucestershire PhD. Entry to this programme is through completing Robert Kennedy College’s Executive Diploma in Advanced Research programme (stage 1) and being interviewed online by your supervisory team.

Programme Outline

Stage 1
Executive Diploma in Advanced Research

• Philosophy and Approaches to Research • Methodologies and Methods

Stage 2
University of Gloucestershire PhD

Individual Dissertation Supervision: Benefit from personalised guidance and supervision at the University by two supervisors, ensuring a focused and supportive environment for your doctoral research.

Tuition fee and payment plan

Stage 1 – Executive Diploma in Advanced Research

The total tuition fee is 7000 CHF. For RKC graduates, we offer an exclusive tuition rate of 6000 CHF, equivalent to approximately US$ 6800. This all-inclusive fee can be conveniently divided into six interest-free monthly instalments of 1000 CHF each.

Stage 2 – University of Gloucestershire PhD

The annual fee for 2024/5, after completing the diploma, is 6400 CHF approx US$ 7367. Non-UK residents receive a £ 2000 fee waiver of the published international fees.

Embark on your academic journey and apply online for the PhD programme today. For the fee If you still have any questions, one of our education advisors will guide you through the requirements and admission process.

Acing Homework: 5 Strategies for Effective Management

Homework and assignments serves as a vital link between classroom learning and independent study, though managing the workload can pose challenges. Adopting effective strategies transforms the homework experience into a more manageable and gratifying task.

This blog post explores five strategies to help you master the art of homework management.

Establish a schedule

Successful homework management hinges on creating a practical and achievable schedule. Begin by listing all assignments and their due dates. Prioritize tasks based on urgency and complexity. Allocate dedicated time slots for homework in your schedule, maintaining a healthy balance with other commitments. Consistency is key; adhering closely to your schedule fosters a productive routine.

Break it down

Tackling a substantial assignment can be overwhelming. Instead of trying to complete it in one go, break it into smaller, more manageable tasks.

Develop a checklist outlining the steps needed to finish the assignment, focusing on one task at a time. This not only reduces the daunting nature of the work but also enables effective progress tracking. Celebrate each small accomplishment, contributing to the overall completion of the assignment.

Designate a Productive Workspace

Your environment significantly influences your ability to concentrate and be productive. Designate a dedicated workspace for homework that is free from distractions. Ensure it is well-lit, organized, and comfortable. Associating this space with focus and productivity helps create a conducive atmosphere. Keep all necessary materials within reach to minimize interruptions and consider using tools like noise-canceling headphones.

Employ Time Management Techniques

Utilizing time management techniques can greatly enhance homework efficiency. The Pomodoro Technique, for instance, involves focused, 25-minute intervals followed by a 5-minute break. After four cycles, take a longer break. This method sustains concentration and prevents burnout. Experiment with different techniques to find the one that suits your work style and enhances productivity.

Seek Assistance and Collaborate

 Do not hesitate to seek help when encountering challenges. If a specific concept or assignment proves difficult, reach out to classmates, teachers, or online resources. Collaborating with peers enhances understanding and fosters a sense of community and support. Teaching others can deepen your comprehension of the subject matter. Embrace collaboration to enrich your learning experience.

Effective homework management requires a blend of organizational skills, time management, and a proactive approach. By establishing a realistic schedule, breaking tasks into manageable portions, optimizing your workspace, employing time management techniques, and seeking collaboration, you can transform homework from a stressor into a fulfilling and enriching learning experience. Implementing these strategies not only improves academic performance but also instills habits beneficial throughout your educational journey.

DILO (A day in the life of) of RKC master’s student

Through the #DILO series of blog posts we have been bringing you insights into the life of our master’s students, sharing their thoughts and opinions, ups and downs, and key learning points during their online studies. The whole idea behind this series is to make you aware of realities of online studies, and help you in decision making.  

This week we take a look at a day in the life of one of our excited MBA student, on the way to complete the MBA programme. Let’s hear his experience studying for Master’s of Business Administration:

An Introduction 

Which Uni are you studying with? 

University of Cumbria

Which programme did you choose and why? 

I chose the MBA programme. I wanted the fluidity of the degree to be able to strategically move upward within organizations.

The Study Plan 

How did you plan to study each module, and what was the reality? How many hours did/do you have to put in each day/or in a week? 

I followed the recommended guideline. I had some classmates who did the mandatory modules first, then took the modules that were aligned with their profession, but that would have prolonged the completion of the program.

There was a mandatory two hours daily schedule, sometimes, three to four hours depending on the subject. I would suggest however, to read through the course requirement at the beginning of the course to get an understanding of the requirement.

Begin early to draft the final assessment for the module and make revisions as the material becomes clearer.

Prepare a study plan and pick a time of the day that works best for you

What part of the day did/do you find most suitable to study? (e.g. early mornings, lunch break, evenings, weekends?) 

Morning hours and weekends were more practicable for me.

How much time did you devote for each assignment? 

I would say it depends on the subject. Familiar subjects were easier and more interesting, those that were challenging got extra attention. Roughly 3-4 days per assignment, inclusive of research, rough draft and then final submission.

Travelling and Communication 

How did travelling impact your ability to study? 

Initially, travelling impacted study times. It required major adjustment to after-work schedule and infringement on family time. It eventually came down to prioritizing what was important at that particular time.

How were you able to interact with peers and/or professors given the time differences? 

The interaction with the different time zones was tricky. One had to keep in mind the time differences and make the adjustments.

A typical day as a master’s student 

What does a typical day as an Online Masters’ student look like for you? 

Getting up a little earlier to put in extra time, when it is quiet in the morning. Listening to podcast on related materials during breaks and the long drive home.

Any advice? 

Take advantage of every opportunity. Make a structured daily schedule that includes two hours of daily studies. Break it up if necessary. Most importantly during overwhelming and difficult periods… take a break.. take a deep breath… and start again.

Have a core group of people in the program that you can interact with, share and exchange information.

If you have been dreaming of joining a master’s programme or have had this personal goal to gain a higher education, now is the time! Take the valuable advice from our current students, gain from their experience, add your own unique study strategies, and make your own success stories!

Chat LIVE on WhatsApp with one of our Education Advisors for more information on all the programmes we offer, application process, and for information on discounts we might be offering at this time. 

#DILO (A day in the life of) a master’s student

Through the #DILO series of blog posts, we have been bringing you insights into the life of our master’s students, sharing their thoughts and opinions, ups and downs, and key learning points during their online studies. The whole idea behind this series is to make you aware of the realities of online studies and help you in making a decision.

This week, we look at a day in the life of one of our MSc students and a Supply Chain Officer by profession. Let’s hear about his experience studying for an online master’s degree programme.

An Introduction

Which university are you studying with?

University of Salford (UoS)

Which programme did you choose and why?

MSc in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Having been in supply chain management for well over 20 years, I felt that acquiring advanced qualifications would enhance my unique capabilities in supply chain management. My overall goal is to offer consulting services independently as a consultant or contractor.

Who you are, really?

I am a Supply Chain Officer (Procurement). My brief involves acquiring goods, works, services, consulting and non-consulting services for a project funded by the World Bank in the energy sector.

The Study Plan

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How did you plan to study each module, and what was the reality? How many hours did/do you have to put in each day/or in a week?

By allocating at least three hours daily for each unit in the morning and after a day’s work, spending weekends studying and sometimes reading up to midnight to catch up with the tutorial offered by UoS and RKC. By adhering to my study schedule, it worked for me.

What part of the day did/do you find most suitable to study? (e.g. early mornings, lunch break, evenings, weekends?)

Early mornings and an hour or two in the evening. On Saturday, I spent the whole day studying and on Sundays, half a day.

How much time did you devote for each assignment?

I devoted at least a week to full-time revision, drafting, and finalising the assignment of the work schedule.

Travelling and Communication

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How did travelling impact your ability to study?

Much of it is positive. However, there was one episode in which I was negatively impacted when, on an overseas travel, I experienced network problems and, unlucky, fell unwell for a whole week during the final submission time.

How were you able to interact with peers and/or professors given the time differences?

Ensuring I respond to all posts and participate actively when I have time. Every time after work, I went through all posts and submitted my posts to any forum discussions.

A typical day as a master’s student

What does a typical day as an Online Masters’ student look like for you?

Extremely busy for me. However, the programme was very flexible, which helped with my tight work schedule.

Any advice you have for students to better plan their studies

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One has to have an interest in the studies. This is quite self-motivating and gives one the impetus to keep studying despite the challenges of a busy work schedule.


If you are considering getting your master’s degree, now would be an excellent time to take the plunge. Look at our programme list and see if we have anything that could help.

I hope this blog has answered some of your questions, and please watch this place for more similar blogs. You can also chat LIVE on WhatsApp with one of our Education Advisors for more information on all the programmes we offer, the application process, and the discounts we might offer.

All you need to know about the top 5 career choices in 2023, and you can study for these top careers at Robert Kennedy College (RKC)

The career landscape constantly evolves, influenced by technological advancements, shifting societal needs, and economic trends. As 2023 is fast coming to an end, staying ahead of the curve and considering career choices that align with future demands is essential. In this blog, we will explore the top five career choices of 2023, offering insights into the fields that are likely to thrive in the coming years.

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

In today’s data-driven world, data science and artificial intelligence are at the forefront of technological innovation. Companies across various industries are harnessing the power of data to make informed decisions and improve their operations. Data scientists and AI specialists are in high demand to develop algorithms, analyse data, and create intelligent systems. If you have a knack for mathematics and programming and a passion for problem-solving, a data science or AI career could be your ticket to success in 2023 and beyond.

As a result of the widespread use of these technologies by companies seeking a competitive edge, artificial intelligence and machine learning have already begun to revolutionise the corporate sector. Join Robert Kennedy College and study one of our more sought-after Data Sciences and AI programs.

Data scientists and AI specialists are in high demand to develop algorithms, analyse data, and create intelligent systems.

The MBA in Artificial Intelligence is designed to provide you with the abilities and knowledge needed to handle the complexities resulting from a world driven by artificial intelligence. Through modules on Information Management, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Analytics, you can learn about the main problems arising from using AI technologies, how AI affects management and business strategy, and the steps executives should take when developing a strategy for their company. The MBA programmes benefit significantly from the internationality derived from recruiting students from across the globe and drawing on tutors well qualified in their field.

Sustainable Energy and Environmental Sciences

The demand for sustainable energy and environmental sciences professionals is skyrocketing as the world faces increasing environmental challenges. Careers in renewable energy, environmental conservation, and sustainability management are rising. Whether you’re interested in designing eco-friendly buildings, developing clean energy solutions, or conserving natural resources, these fields offer a chance to impact the planet while securing a promising career.

At Robert Kennedy College, we offer just the programme that will help you secure that promising career in sustainable energy – the MBA Energy and Sustainability programme. This MBA programme aims to allow you to engage in an experience that will enhance your ability to develop and lead a sustainability agenda focusing on change in the energy sector. It can act as a catalyst for your knowledge and infuse new perspectives into your professional goals. Talk to one of our dedicated education advisors live on WhatsApp to learn more about the programme and the admission requirements.

Healthcare and Biotechnology

The healthcare industry has always been a stable career choice, but recent events have highlighted its critical societal role. In 2023, careers in healthcare and biotechnology are not only about doctors and nurses but also encompass roles in healthcare technology, pharmaceuticals, telemedicine, and genetic research. With an ageing population and ongoing medical advancements, these careers offer job security and growth opportunities.

If healthcare is the sector in which you want to excel and carve your future, then look no further. Robert Kennedy College offers a competitive master’s programme in Healthcare management. You can choose from the two courses offered – the International Healthcare Management programme and the Public Health Management programme.

With an ageing population and ongoing medical advancements, healthcare careers offer job security and growth opportunities.

To ensure that you acquire and put into practice the skills you need to succeed in today’s complicated healthcare environment, the curriculum was created in conjunction with active industry experts. You will obtain useful knowledge while enrolled in the program through project work that is directly related to industry, professional job experience, and a curriculum that focuses on real-world and current topics in healthcare administration. Download the catalogue here to gather more information about these programmes.

Cybersecurity and Information Security

In an increasingly digital world, cybersecurity has become a paramount concern. With the rise in cyber threats and data breaches, organisations invest heavily in safeguarding their information. Cybersecurity professionals, including ethical hackers, security analysts, and risk assessors, are in high demand. If you possess a strong understanding of computer systems and a passion for protecting data, a career in cybersecurity could be both rewarding and lucrative.

Cybersecurity professionals, including ethical hackers, security analysts, and risk assessors, are in high demand.

You can level your game by studying the MSc Information Systems Management programme. You will have the chance to gain a thorough understanding of the function that information systems and technology (IS/T) play in organisations worldwide, as well as a critical awareness of current and upcoming concerns in this constantly evolving industry through this course. Apply online now and graduate by September 2024.

Creative Industries and Content Creation


The creative industries have been evolving rapidly, driven by the internet and digital media. Careers in content creation, digital marketing, graphic design, video production, and social media management are flourishing. Brands and businesses constantly seek unique, engaging content to connect with their audiences. If you have a flair for creativity and a knack for storytelling, a career in the creative industry could offer you the freedom to express yourself while enjoying a fulfilling career.

The fast development of digital media over the past few years has completely changed how businesses do their marketing, enabling them to target clients individually. As a result, the nature of work and how it is done today have changed, inspiring both firms and business schools to change how marketing is perceived as a separate activity.

If you dream of joining this rapidly changing industry, consider enrolling in one of our Digital Business programmes. Learn more about the programme and the flexible fee payment plan we offer.

You’ll think about many business sectors impacted by technological advancements, such as autonomous delivery vehicles, new types of money, ambient beacons and sensing technologies, and increasingly individualised workplace and social experiences. We have a proven track record of bringing together students and proprietors of digital businesses to address business issues and conduct real-world projects or work-based learning.

As we navigate the ever-changing career landscape of 2023, staying adaptable and open to learning new skills is essential. The top career choices mentioned above reflect the current trends and demands of the job market, but they are not static. Technology will continue to advance, and societal needs will evolve, creating new opportunities and challenges.

Ultimately, your best career choice in 2023 should align with your skills, passions, and long-term goals. Whichever path you choose, continuous learning and adaptability will be your greatest assets in building a successful and rewarding career in the years to come.

FIVE Study Break Tips that can help you Learn Better

Taking a break during an intense study session can be as important as effective time management. While most of us might have planned out what to study, when to study and how to study, we tend to overlook taking breaks and giving the mind time to rest, absorb and recuperate.

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Then there are people like me whose breaks and excuses to procrastinate can be never-ending. I recall when studying, I used to “take breaks,” and when it came time to restart, I would look at the time and think – “It is 10:20. That is such an odd time to start; I will start at 10:30.” And then I would realise I missed the planned start time again and it was 10:40 now. It was nonsensical reasoning, but it was what it was.

However, suppose you take breaks the right way. In that case, there are many benefits to be had, such as boosting energy levels, increasing focus and memory to help you become more productive, lowering stress and renewing motivational levels, and just taking a step back to see the bigger picture and where you currently stand.

But to truly benefit from a break, the first step is to stop taking unproductive breaks. Avoid enhancers and relaxers such as caffeine and nicotine (I know, it is easier said than done), and don’t go online to shop and social media – it can get stressful and depressing.

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A few other things should be avoided, but let us focus on breaks that can positively impact your frame of mind and help you to learn better.

The following FIVE tips should hopefully help you plan breaks to help you learn better.

(1) Power Nap/Meditate: I understand that not all of us can clear our minds and meditate for a few minutes, nor can we fall asleep at the drop of a hat. But taking time to nap/meditate can be a great way to clear your mind, recharge and refocus. But ensure that you have your alarm close at hand and do not lose track of time.

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(2) Schedule: Plan your breaks into your study schedule. Schedule a fifteen to twenty-minute break for every ninety minutes of study. Remember, your brain can focus for a maximum of ninety minutes before needing a break, so schedule your study plan accordingly. Make sure you stick to your schedule, especially when it comes to your breaks, as, like me, it can be very tempting to keep extending your break time with frivolous excuses.

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(3) Exercise: It cannot be disputed; exercising is undoubtedly beneficial. Whether it is your cardiovascular health, bone health, or even decreasing the risk of diabetes, the benefits of exercising are many, the most effective way to restore mind and body. A quick exercise session will oxygenate your brain and get your blood flowing. For the long-term benefits of exercising for a student, please read our blog on – Can exercise make you a better student?

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(4) Have something to eat: Please do not eat while you are studying. The time to eat is during your scheduled breaks. But be mindful of what you eat, eat healthy – fruits, nuts, lean proteins, etc. Avoid junk foods and sugary drinks. The food you eat affects your brain, and it can make you a better student.

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(5) Unproductive breaks: Avoid them at all costs. Social media, video games, online shopping, and watching TV, to name a few, can be very distracting, time-consuming and stressful to the mind. You only have fifteen minutes and need to use this time to relax and refresh your mind.

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Hopefully, these break tips will help you learn productively and become a better student. We would like to hear from you – Please comment below on how you plan your study breaks and how the breaks benefit you learning productively.

If you haven’t started a study programme but are considering getting your master’s degree, now would be an excellent time to take the plunge. Look at our programme list and see if we have anything that could help.

You can also chat LIVE on WhatsApp with one of our Education Advisors for more information on all the programmes we offer, the application process, and the discounts we might offer.

Navigating the Path to Pursue a Master’s Degree: Your Comprehensive Guide

Embarking to pursue a master’s degree is an exciting and transformative endeavour. It signifies a commitment to furthering your education, expanding your expertise, and opening doors to new opportunities. However, the road to a master’s program requires thoughtful preparation to ensure a smooth transition into this next phase of your academic and professional life. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the essential steps to help you prepare for the enriching experience of pursuing a master’s degree.

Define Your Goals

Before you begin your master’s journey, take the time to reflect on your academic and career goals. What do you hope to achieve through this program? Clarifying your objectives will guide you in selecting the right program and tailoring your experience to align with your aspirations.

Reflect and align your academic and career goals.

Choose the Right Program

Research a master’s program that resonates with your goals and interests. Consider factors like program specialisation, institution reputation, location, faculty expertise, available resources, and potential career opportunities post-graduation. Attend informational sessions, browse program websites, and connect with current students or alums to gather insights.

Review Admission Requirements

Thoroughly review the admission requirements for your chosen programs. These typically include academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and a resume or portfolio. Start gathering these documents well in advance to avoid last-minute rushes.

Admission requirements usually include a resume and academic transcripts.

Build a Strong Resume/CV

Update your resume or CV to highlight your academic achievements, work experience, extracurricular activities, and relevant skills. Tailor it to emphasise how your background aligns with the program you’re applying for.

Financial Planning

Evaluate the costs associated with your master’s program, including tuition fees and potential lost income during your studies. Crafting a realistic budget plan will enable you to manage your finances effectively.

Personal Development, Networking and Building Connections

Engage in activities that contribute to your personal growth and development. Read literature related to your field, participate in online courses, attend seminars or workshops, and engage in networking events. These activities will enhance your knowledge and demonstrate your commitment to continuous learning. Start building your professional network early on. Connect with professors, alums, and peers in your chosen field. Attend conferences, workshops, and seminars to interact with professionals who share your interests. Networking can provide valuable insights, potential collaborations, and future job opportunities.

Strengthen Your Academic Foundation

Master’s programs can be academically rigorous, so ensure you have a strong foundation in the relevant subjects. Review essential concepts and materials from your undergraduate studies, especially if there’s a gap between your previous education and the start of your master’s program.

Preparing for Research and start reading Academic Literature

If your master’s program involves research, familiarise yourself with the research process. Learn about research methodologies, data collection, analysis techniques, and literature review. This will help you feel more comfortable in your research projects.

Start reading academic papers, articles, and books related to your field. This will enhance your understanding and prepare you for engaging in intellectual discussions and debates during your program.

Time Management and Organisational Skills:

Develop effective time management and organisational skills, as you’ll need to balance your current commitments with the demands of your master’s program. Practice setting goals, prioritising tasks, and maintaining a structured schedule.

Plan to balance your current commitments with the demands of the master’s programme.

Health and Well-being and Emotional Preparation

Recognise that pursuing a master’s degree can be academically and emotionally demanding. Stay resilient, embrace challenges as learning opportunities, and build a support system of friends, family, mentors, and fellow students.

Prioritise your physical and mental well-being. Regular exercise, maintain a balanced diet and practice stress-relief techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, or yoga. A healthy body and mind are essential for effective learning and overall success.

Stay Informed and Learn About the Online-Campus and Resources

Keep track of application deadlines, program updates, and any changes in admission requirements. To stay informed, join online forums, subscribe to newsletters, and follow the program’s social media accounts.

Familiarise yourself with the online campus layout, library facilities, laboratories, and other resources. This will help you settle in quickly once you start your program.

Cultivate a Growth Mindset and set realistic expectations

Approach your master’s program with a growth mindset. Embrace challenges as opportunities to learn and improve. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or seek help when needed. The learning process involves successes and setbacks, all contributing to your growth.

While enthusiasm is essential, it’s important to set realistic expectations for your master’s journey. Understand that there will be demanding times and moments of accomplishment and joy. Strive for progress rather than perfection.

Create a Study Space

Designate a quiet and organised space for studying and completing assignments. A dedicated study area will help you focus and maintain a productive routine.

Celebrate Your Achievements

Acknowledge and celebrate the milestones you achieve along the way. Completing assignments, acing exams, and even the small victories deserve recognition. Rewarding yourself will keep you motivated and positive throughout your master’s journey.

Preparing for a master’s degree goes beyond the application process. It’s about cultivating a mindset of continuous growth, equipping yourself with relevant skills, and immersing yourself in your chosen field’s academic and professional landscape. By embracing these comprehensive steps, you’ll be well-prepared to embark on this enriching educational adventure and make the most of every opportunity that comes your way. Remember, your journey to a master’s degree is not just about the destination but the transformative experience you’ll undergo.

#DILO (A day in the life of) a master’s degree student

Continuing with our popular blog series that answers some of the questions we at Robert Kennedy College (RKC) get asked frequently by students looking to join one of our online programmes, we asked some of our past and current students to share their thoughts and opinions, to give their feedback on how they handled the challenges of online learning. Hopefully, this will help you to make an informed decision.

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Let’s learn from those who came before and see if what worked for them will help you become a better student!

An Introduction

Who are you, really?

I am an honest and compassionate woman juggling FT work, school, and mother of two amazing children, a wife and a caregiver to elderly ill parents.

Which programme did you choose and why?

MBA Leading Innovation and Change. Without effective leadership, no organisational goal will be reached. Without the ability to innovate and properly manage the change initiatives, organisations flatline and lack growth opportunities.

The Study Plan

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How did you plan to study each module, and what was the reality? For example, how many hours did/do you have to put in each day/or in a week?

I created a schedule for daily obligations and free time. I used my free time to study and read what I needed to learn. I typically spend 2-3 hours Monday to Thursday, 3-4hrs Friday and 5-8hrs Saturday and Sunday. Every second weekend I take a Saturday off and enjoy a day with my family and friends for sanity 🙂

What part of the day did/do you find most suitable to study? (e.g. early mornings, lunch break, evenings, weekends?)

If you work during the weekdays and have children, then the evening is best. It’s dependent on other obligations in your life. But you have to schedule it and make it a habit. It eventually becomes routine if you have some discipline and focus on the end goal of achieving the MBA.

How much time did you devote to each assignment?

In any given week, my minimum time towards assignments and studies is 20hrs.

Travelling and Communication

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How did travelling impact your ability to study?

When I travelled, I took my laptop and some books. Luckily, everything is online so that you can study on the go.

How were you able to interact with peers and/or professors, given the time differences?

I used email and Teams with my professors and WhatsApp with my peers. Sometimes the times were extremely early morning or late in the evening, but it’s worthwhile.

A typical day as a master’s student

What does a typical day as an Online master’s student look like for you?

Come home from work, go to the gym, enjoy some family time, and then lock myself in my office and study. Most of my free time is devoted to my studies as a student.

Any advice you have for students to better plan their studies

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Create a weekly schedule with all commitments and plan your studies. Explain to friends and family you are immersed for a couple of years in the goal of achieving an MBA. Ask for support and help when you need it. I know it will be difficult sometimes, but I have the discipline to persevere. Don’t hesitate to ask your professors for advice when you need some. Don’t give up. It’s a learning experience, and it’s truly worthwhile. You meet some incredible people on this journey. But YOU MUST SCHEDULE YOUR TIME! Priorities must be set as to what’s most important to you.


If you have been thinking about getting your master’s degree, and proving to yourself and others that you CAN do it, now would be an excellent time to take the plunge. Have a look at our list of programmes and see if we have anything that could help.

I hope this blog has answered some of your questions, and please watch this place for more similar blogs. You can also chat LIVE on WhatsApp with one of our Education Advisors for more information on all the programmes we offer, the application process, and the discounts we might offer.