Relearning how to learn

Students in classroom

It’s been a long hard slog for the IMI’s community of Centres and learners. Maybe your studies have been stalled. Or you’ve had to close physical spaces. You may have had to adapt to new ways of studying over the past year, getting your head around new digital learning.

Thankfully, the doors are reopening; students and teachers are coming back into the classroom. Face-to-face contact is back, enabling people to work through the practical, hands-on elements that we’ve all missed during the different lockdowns.

But it won’t be straightforward getting back to learning. Just as there was nervousness and trepidation about going online to study, it’s going to take time to readjust to being back in the classroom. Don’t worry, that’s completely normal. 

You might be experiencing a lack of motivation, finding there are a lot of distractions, and have difficulty concentrating. And let’s not forget the stress that those looking to take their End Point Assessments could be facing after so long away from the classroom. The IMI is here to help.

We have a range of resources to help you succeed, from our Study Support 101 guide to, a range of Webinar content to help, and if you log on to the IMI’s Career Centre, there’s an enormous range of information and assistance to help you reacclimatise to being back in the classroom. We’re always adding more, so keep checking back.

A loss for the industry
It’s incredibly sad to hear Richard Parry-Jones is no longer with us. The industry stalwart, Honorary Fellow of the IMI, and winner of the Sue Brownson Award passed away last week.

With over 40 years’ experience in the industry, he helped steer Ford’s worldwide product development, chaired the cross-industry New Automotive Innovation and Growth Team, and co-chaired the UK Automotive Council.

His huge experience in global technical, business leadership, and governance set him apart and he’ll be sorely missed.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for or have a question you need answering, please get in touch on +44 (0)1992 519025, or email us.  
With my very best wishes.