There comes a time in every student’s life where they begin to question whether they’d like to pursue higher education, where they’d like to go and where the best ‘hot spots’ are for well-balanced student life. So whether you’ve already applied to university or are already studying at university, here are some of our top tips to ensure you get the most out of your university experience.
1. Explore with your studies
University is the best place to fully immerse and explore what really interests you, whilst challenging your way of thinking and learning new concepts along the way. You’re provided with several modules that you can fully divulge and experiment with, allowing you to make mistakes along the way in your first year, as you’re still exploring with your own reading/writing techniques and that of your lecturer.
2. Make sure you get a well balanced academic and nightlife
Nightlife is just as important as the academic side. It’s what allows you to relieve stress, achieve great grades by having an output to relax, unwind and most importantly - keep a well-balanced social life, developing new social skills and picking up new friends along the way. Plus, this is a great way to discover who you are in terms of what your interests are, what matters to you and gain your own independence!
3. Socialise with various people
The best part of going to University is the fact that it brings in students from all over the world – bringing you face to face with people you would never have the chance of meeting otherwise. This allows you to make lifelong friends from all over the world and maybe even acquaintances that you may need in the future. Additionally, this will allow you to grow your social and interpersonal skills, as some students may not speak the same language, enabling you to develop your communication skills and in turn, make new friends and pick up a language or two.
Add this as experience, learning from each other – as this will provide you with valuable skills that you’ll be able to transfer outside of University and into the working world. 🌎
4. Push yourself outside your comfort zone!
University is a great place to do this. With all the societies you can join, debates, panels and the option to study abroad – this is the best place to find yourself and discover your weaknesses and strengths whilst, aiming to acknowledge and develop them. Additionally, with the likelihood of having international students at your University, this will be a great chance to learn about new cultures and languages… making you look real fancy~
5. Don’t be afraid to ask for a helping hand!
Often, leaving home for the first time and essentially starting over by yourself, anticipating what to expect from your academic studies/timetable and making new friends - it can be full on and daunting adjustment. It is important that if you are experiencing any worries or stress, that you reach out to a friend, flatmate, relative or even someone at your University. You’ll be surprised how many students do suffer in silence because they’re afraid to seek help. If this is the case, please contact your Student Union and they should be able to direct you to an advisor at your University to help support you emotionally and physically – there’s no shame in it! It’s important to be kind to yourself! 💕
6. Live in the moment!
Lastly, enjoy the present and live in the moment. We often like to think ahead of time with “imagine a year from now” etc. but when it’s all said and done, these will be the years you look back on fondly, whilst sitting on your porch with a cup of tea. These are the years where you fully grow into your own person and independence, so don’t waste it thinking about the future as this time won’t come around again.
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