Week 7 – Time Management

At the start of the week Chris taught us some useful methods for planning our time and our project as a whole. He helped us to arrange our to-do lists in a more useful format, introducing importance and urgency metrics. This made a set of four quadrants:

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We learned common strategies for beating interruptions such as only answering e-mails at certain times or agreeing within our studio when we are available or unavailable. It became apparent that a lot of our time is spent dealing with other students problems and crises. It’s sometimes possible to spend over half your available studio time working on other peoples problems! We were also encouraged to create a project plan Gantt chart. I haven’t managed to get around to doing this yet but I can see the benefits it would bring.

I attended an ambassador training session as the University is having Open Days next week. This training will allow me to greet prospective students and run tours around the university facilities. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to tell people about my course and what I do at University and I hope they will want to come and study the same course too.

Next week is Halloween but I haven’t really got anything planned so we’ll see what happens!