We hear you! You’re a hard-working student and the last thing you may want to do more courses in your free time.
But we believe the best type of learning is learning for fun, without the pressure of exams and deadlines.
So while you have some free time during quarantine, now’s the perfect time to explore any interests you have outside of university.
In this post, we’ve rounded up online courses for students to take whilst at home, so let’s take a look!
1. The Science of Well-Being by Yale University
This ‘happiness’ course was so popular at Yale that the university decided to bring it online so more people could benefit from it.
When you’re stuck in quarantine dealing with uncertainty about the future, this might just be one of the best online courses to take whilst at home.
It’s designed to make you happier, calmer, more productive and more grateful by giving you actionable strategies you can implement in your life.
Over 2 million people have completed this course.
2. Start Writing Fiction: Characters and Story by The Open University
If you’ve always fancied yourself as an author, now’s the time to brush up on your writing skills.
This course by The Open University sees established authors sharing their tips for creating realistic characters and setting writing habits.
Best of all, it gives you the chance to connect with other writers who share your dream of becoming the next J.K. Rowling.
3. Forensic Psychology by The Open University
Test your investigative skills with this Forensic Psychology course that teaches you how to solve crimes.
Whether it’s just a bit of fun or you see yourself being a top investigator known for cracking the world’s hardest cases, this course will give you the chance to explore human cognition, analyse videos from real-life witnesses, and grapple with concepts of criminal investigation and miscarriages of justice.
4. Get Started With Code by Code Academy
If you’ve always wanted to be a coder but have no idea where to start: this course outlines the essentials so you can work towards becoming a pro.
By the end of these five modules, you’ll be able to understand programming, write basic code, and determine your future career by talking to real-life web developers and data scientists.
5. Inbound Marketing Course by HubSpot
With 7 lessons, 15 videos and 4 quizzes, this course is the perfect introduction to inbound marketing. If you’re thinking of setting up a small business or freelancing gig, this is where you’ll learn how to get leads and customers.
It teaches you how to set goals, create buyer personas, and develop a customer buying journey for your business.
6. Video Storytelling for Social Media by Social Creators
If you’re spending this extra time at home vlogging and sharing videos on social media, it’s worth learning how to do that in the best way possible. You never know what opportunities your videos will bring…
With this ‘5-Day Video Storytelling For Social Media Challenge’, you’ll learn how to confidently create unscripted videos for social media with just your phone.
7. Conquering the Fear of Public Speaking by Udemy
Public speaking is one of the most beneficial life skills you can have. It’s also one of the most common fears among humans.
This course teaches you how to overcome your anxiety around speaking to big crowds, and how to stop yourself being paralysed by stage fright.
This popular course has been taken by over 25,000 people.
8. Communication Skills - Persuasion and Motivation by Alison
Find out how to get what you want by becoming a master persuader.
This course teaches you communication skills and motivation techniques you can use in your day-to-day life, as well as explaining the difference between persuading, brainwashing and manipulating.
9. Career Success Specialisation by Coursera
This course is a series of courses that prepares you for the world of work by teaching you important skills like:
- how to communicate with colleagues
- how to work smarter not harder
- how to problem solve
- how to project manage
There are 10 courses altogether, and each of them can be taken independently.
10. Mastering Study by Dr Salah Sharief
‘Mastering Study’ gives you the skills you need to get exceptional grades in your exams and essays.
It gives you tips on how to manage your time, how to revise, and how to write essays that get you a top grade.
Once you buy it, it’s yours for life so you can keep referring back to the course whenever you need to.