Hello my wonderful cat people!
Today, I’ll tell you all about surviving university! This, of course, is based on my experiences, so my advice can’t be applied to everyone. But either way, I hope you find these tips useful in some way. Let me know if you like it!!!
- Choose a university you really want to go to and that appeals most to you: That basically sums up everything I want to say. 😛 It’s about your experience, and if you have a choice in what university you’d like to study in, definitely do so! And don’t be afraid to ask your relatives/parents/friends/etc for help or advice. 🙂
- Really think about what subjects you want to do: Now, I understand that not everyone might be able to choose the major/degree they wanted, but nonetheless, if you have a choice in anything, choose the right subjects.If you do that, you’ll be more motivated to study and do well. Also, you’d be able to connect with people easier if you’re passionate about the subject/major/degree that you’re doing.
- Have a planned routine!!! I admit, this isn’t the rule that I always follow, but it’s always good to have a planned schedule of some sort, whether it’s something as simple as a timetable of everything that you’re doing during the week, or an hourly schedule of all your daily chores – any kind of planning helps! And don’t leave the planning until too late, because you might forget something. If you like to get creative, you could make something like a scrapbooking diary where you can do what you want. That way, it could be more fun for you to plan things! 🙂 Although in saying that, make sure that planning isn’t the only thing you do – actually do what you plan during the day/week, and tick it off as you go along. 🙂
- Start studying for exams early: This I cannot stress enough – you’ll save yourself so much sleep and stress this way! And if you start studying early, you have a greater chance of remembering more information, as it will have time to transfer from your short-term memory to your long-term memory. Basically, it will make it easier for you to recall necessary information during your exam without having to rattle your brain during that time.
- Make notes and be organized! This is also super important. If your notes are organized, you’ll be able to understand the information better. It doesn’t matter how you do them – they are for you and no one else. (Unless you’re planning to give them away, which is also cool 😛 ) So you can have whatever colours, acronyms, etc, as long as you understand what you’re writing about. Having organized notes will make it that much easier to study for your exams.
- Join plenty of clubs! If you’re not going to be staying at a residential college, this is important, as it will be much easier for you to make friends. (Especially since it’s a little difficult making friends in a lecture class that has more than 100 people at minimum) And trust me, there’s definitely no deficit of clubs at universities, no matter where you are in the world!
- Enjoy time with your friends, A.K.A., don’t study too hard all the time: Have fun with them! Go out, laugh, dance, drink, whatever! This is the only time in your life you can really try new things and make plenty of memories and friends. Sure, you could do all that after you finish uni, but it’s better to start early, because you never know what you might end up doing after. Basically, try not to miss fun opportunities just because you want to get “good grades”. If you plan your time, you can make time for both fun and study. 🙂
- Finally, learn from your mistakes: If you’ve failed a class, or arrived late to a lecture, learn from everything! It will make your journey that much easier. 🙂
And that’s it! Hope that helped a little. 🙂 Let me know what you think!
I love you all~! ❤