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Don't panic: guide to being a QMU student: 4th Year

The The Guide to Being a QMU Student by Ellie Pullar & Bianca Petrone

4th Year

If you have read any other section of this guide, you’ll see that we advise you to PLAN. I have to say that planning can save you from almost failing, specifically for the planning of your dissertation. Although I’m sure that the only thing on your mind after third year is relaxing, jet setting or partying but we suggest that you take some time to think about ideas for you dissertation topic. We have created an entire section for the dissertation as it’s a big piece of work.

Alright, listen up, 4th-year warriors! Get ready to take it up a notch because this year is going to be a game-changer! It's like the ultimate level in an academic video game – where you put all your skills to the test and level up big time. So, here's the deal: each semester is packed with two advanced modules that dive deep into your field of study. They're designed to challenge you and take your knowledge to the next level. We're talking serious critical thinking and doing your own research like a pro!

But wait, there's more! Brace yourselves for the mighty dissertation – a year-long project that spans both semesters. This beast is all about showcasing your expertise and passion for a topic you love. It's like your chance to shine and show the world what you're made of! 4th year might feel a bit overwhelming at times. Balancing everything can be tricky – from coursework to the epic dissertation and, of course, still having some time for a little fun! That's where good time management comes into play. Plan it like a boss, and you'll conquer it all.


Don't worry, you're not alone on this journey. Your lecturers and friends got your back! Seek support when you need it, and remember, you've totally got the skills to rock this year. Beyond the academics, 4th year also comes with some big life questions. Graduation is on the horizon, and it's time to think about what's next. Explore different career paths, attend events, and get some guidance – there are so many possibilities out there!

Embrace the opportunities this year brings and remember that your hard work and determination will pave the way to success. You've got what it takes to shine in 4th year, and we're here cheering you on every step of the way!