It is well-known that studying at university is much more difficult than studying in any other educational institution. Besides memorizing a huge amount of information, students need to promote independence, responsibility, a social network and confidence to succeed at university.
Most young people find it difficult to survive the first year at university. They feel as if they are thrown in the deep end of life and are expected to swim. It usually happens because high school does not prepare teenagers for the life at university.
We offer you our best tips for students to help you to survive your first year and graduate as a well-rounded human being:
- Get used to studying independently
At school, you were given a helping hand at every step of the way. At university, lecturers will provide as much information as you need to study a particular discipline on your own. Therefore, you should get used to studying independently.
- Learn how to budget your money
Studying at the university will be your first experience of living independently. Since you will not have the unlimited amount of money, you should learn how to budget your expenses. You also need to keep track of your cash; otherwise, you will lose all your money very quickly.
- Network and socialize
People cannot survive without social interaction. Once you enter the university, do not spend all your time going to lectures and studying in the library. Go out of your campus on weekends, make friends and experience new things.
- Voice your opinion
Use every opportunity, which your department will provide, to express your opinion in order to improve the module. You should remember that changes start with you. Do not be scary to speak up and voice your opinion.
We hope our tips will be useful for you and will help you to get more out of university life this year. Regardless of what is happening, always stay positive, work hard, follow your dreams and never give up!