Student life is busy, and it is not always easy to maintain a balanced lifestyle as a student. There are so many things to manage. There are commitments of work, study, socializing etc. Going to university isn’t easy as you’ll end up getting homesick. Getting the most of your university life is important. You need an easy balance so you’re able to enjoy the lectures and everything that comes with it.
Here are a few notes that every student should keep in mind throughout their course degree:
1. Stay organized when at university
Organization is the key to successful life. My top recommendation would be to have a pin-up planner or calendar, if not then ensure your timetable on your phone is up to date with all of the tasks that you need to do. Having a thorough study schedule will help in creating a balance between studying and the rest of the important parts of your life.
2. Be social and join clubs and societies
Get involved, get involved and get involved! It will help a great deal when it comes to meeting new people when studying at university. University is a diverse place, and you get a chance to build relationships with different kinds of people. Joining a club or a society is an excellent way of broadening your horizons and having fun. You can learn new skills and polish the old ones, what is there not to love?
3. Course advisor is an important – so pay attention when you can
When you go to the university, you will get a list of modules that it has to offer along with the requirements which are needed for passing each one. If you need a little advice, then you will get an advisor, this is a great thing to get used too. They can answer all of your questions regarding selecting the right modules and ensuring you’re one step ahead when studying for your course degree.
4. Devote some time to staying fit
Make sure you stay active, play sports and be alert. It is a much better option than lying in your bed without any incentive. It helps release endorphins and keeps you happy. It allows you to socialize with other people and it will help in keeping you in shape – as opposed to downing vodka and pizza. If you are worried about the university level sports being expensive, then you can opt for intramural sports which are affordable and anyone can join in.
5. Don’t’ stay up late – it won’t do you any favors!
On special occasions like before the big exam you can stay up late in the night and do your preparation but do not make it a habit. On a daily basis, you should avoid staying up as you’ll quickly see your stress levels going through the roof – not to mention staying up late at night also affects your performance negatively, so it won’t do you any favors. If you want to have a healthy body and an active brain, then you need to schedule your studying hours carefully.
Thinking ahead is an excellent idea, your future self will thank you for it.
The first year of university is considered a breeze, it’s nowhere near as stressful, especially from what comes next, second and third year! That’s why it is a good time to plan ahead. It will help in getting involved with the projects which can assist in your future career, so plan your modules effectively. It is a good thing if you start preparing early.
You can have a happy, organized and still a wild university life if you keep these tips in mind. But remember you are there to study and also to enjoy yourself while in university.
Featured photo credit: Christian College Sydney via newcollege.unsw.edu.au