Beginner Tips: How To Start At University

1. Plan your tasks

Kaylie Knowles who’s 24, went through Nottingham Trent University, and then to Derby University for her PGCE. She recommends being on top of all your tasks. “I was moving smoothly as an undergraduate student at Trent University, but my final year was a bit rough, and I had to go through four or five meltdowns at that time. “From that experience, I’d say it helps a lot to take a break when you feel the workload is overwhelming. “

2. Set a weekly budget for yourself

Mary O’Connell, 23, pursued an English literature course at York University followed by an MA in Film Studies at King’s College, London, suggests planning a weekly budget for yourself. “Be careful with the way you spend your money on Freshers Week. Possibly if you’ve never worked before, it’s the first time you’re handling such a huge sum of money. However, you know this is a loan so you have to manage it wisely as well as thinking about costs such as accommodation and student storage Edinburgh.

3. Back up your work

Peter Rogers, 22, a graduate from York University, advises on the need to create more than one back up of your work. “Everyone had Gmail accounts in university, and with the help of google drive we’d save everything and all the work would be stored in the cloud. “The best thing is to save several versions of any task as you move forward.

4. Get the most of your first year

Peter says that the first year may be less taxing in terms of academics, compared to the next years, therefore one needs to enjoy it. “If the first year isn’t a vital part of your overall grade, reap the benefits that freedom offers,” he says “I still regret the way I spent my first year and wish I’d worked less hard, and probably spent a lot of my time doing other activities, playing sports or hanging out with my new found friends. “Of course the academics are still essential but everything amps up during the 2nd and 3rd year.”

5. Choose your friends wisely

Emmeke Megannety 21, who’s in her second year, at Nottingham Trent University, pursuing journalism says it helps to go out and get useful friends without rushing. “People beginning their university life must know that individuals you meet in your first days will possibly never be your friends forever.

6. Look out for others

It’s disheartening to see the number of students struggling with mental problems like depression and anxiety. 146 students ended their own lives in 2016, that’s what recent statistics show. Peter recommends the importance of watching out for colleagues and even engage them with some questions to search their well-being. Mental health ‘strangling students’ ‘Massive increase’ in student mental issues “I was and I’m still surprised at the large number of people who appear and act okay outwardly whereas they were struggling. “The best thing is to talk directly, and this applies so much to the males. I’m certain if someone only asked ‘How are you feeling?’ Perhaps I’d just answer the question in a general way. “However, if a colleague posed the question ‘Do you consider your mental well-being has been hit hard by….?’ we’d possibly give a more honest answer.