‘m currently not at Uni, as I’ve deferred my course for 2 years. So that I can figure out what I want to do with my life. I have been in and out of Uni for the past 7 years. So thought I would share with you all some of the stuff that I’ve found out over that time.
- You will probably feel like you’re the only one that doesn’t understand what is required of you for your assignments, but chances are 90% of people in your course don’t get it either.
- Don’t go expecting to make lots of friends. You might be lucky and meet a friend for life or two, but don’t go with the mindset that it’s going to be like the American movies you watch where you make loads of like friends. But that’s just from my experiences and some of my friend’s experience.
- Do you pre-course readings as that makes you seem slightly smarter that you are when you have your first tutorial/lecture.
- I take my hat off to the people who can manage to study full-time and work full-time.
- Check to see if it’s worth buying you’re prescribed text before you buy it. As I’ve brought so many textbooks in the past and hardly ever used them. If you do have to buy your prescribe text, try to find them second-hand. I’ll be the first to admit I hated the thought of using a second-hand book from someone I didn’t know. But they when I had to start buying them myself, I found out just how much I could save from doing it. Saved that much that I was able to buy myself a new cardigan and some sandals for summer.
Let me known in the comments if there is anything else that you’ve learned from your time at Uni.
6. I’m probably not the best in the world at being organised. But I find just having the necessary things organised for your tutorial and lectures each week, e.g. like all your stuff that’s been uploaded for your courses printed off, put into a folder and a notebook and pen it goes a long way.
7. Your assignments and classes can go from one extreme to another. One subject I was assigned a 2000 word essay and then another subject I had to bring back my school art skills and make a resource that can be used for a maths class, go figure.
8. My lectures and Tutors kept saying you only have a 10-week term. Which doesn’t seem that long, but when you find out just how much work you have to do in those ten weeks it feels like a lifetime.
9. Finally, if you’re not the most academic person then my one pieces of advice is to have an attitude of doing things in a ‘little and often way’. If Mum hadn’t drilled that into me from my school days, I probably wouldn’t have got a far as I have with my studies.