Tuesday 23 August 2022

What It Takes To Thrive At University


If you’re planning for life at university, especially if you’re just fresh out of school, then you might have doubts about whether or not you’re really ready for such a big step. It can be daunting, after all. Not only can it determine your educational and career future to a degree, but it’s the first step that many young adults will have towards true independence. So, what do you need to do to ensure you thrive at university?


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Being a good student

One of the most important aspects of all is to, of course, learn the qualities of being a good student. It can be easy to let things slip when you’re entirely in charge of your own attendance and performance, but you should ensure that you show up for each class and schedule time every week to set aside for what coursework you have to do, as well as readings and research you have to keep up with.


Learning to live alone

Aside from being responsible for your own educational achievements, you’re also going to be responsible for your own living space. Finding a good accommodation that serves your needs comes first and foremost but, from there, you have to be organized about how you live there. Pay your bills on time, clean the home regularly, do routine maintenance where it’s needed, and keep the home stocked with all of the essentials. Planning out a weekly rota for what home tasks you do and when can stop living independently from becoming overwhelming as many people can find it.


Getting involved socially

Homesickness can affect a lot of students who are moving away from their family for the first time and, if left unchecked, it can spoil your entire uni experience for you. A lot of people drop out for precisely this reason. One of the best ways to avoid this, aside from keeping in touch with those at home, is to try and throw yourself into your new environment. Make new friends, join social clubs, and get involved with what activities or events your campus has to offer. Be smart and be safe, but be sure to experience what your new surroundings have to offer at the fullest.


Being ready for the world of work

As mentioned, when you’re out at uni, it’s likely to be your first experience out on your own. As such, you need to be able to rely on yourself. One way to do that is to find a part-time job you can take on the side, learning the importance of making an income while supporting yourself beyond what your loans and grant provided. It’s easy for some people to go through university relying on just the loan, but you might want to take advantage of the opportunity to get used to the working world.


Think about the tips above when you’re out of your old home and living that uni life. They won’t ensure success, but they will make sure that you’re giving it your all and, thus, much more likely to do better than you would otherwise.


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