Uni Top Tips
Posted on September 17 2019
Yes, it might be nice seeing a large sum of money suddenly drop into your bank account, and the pain of withdrawing from buying those new shoes you've been dreaming of might be killing you, BUT you must NOT spend your student loan as soon as you get it! Whether you like it or not, your loan is to help assist your living costs, such as buying food, so make sure you don't waste it and end up living off of pot noodle for the next few months.
We know moving away from home can seem slightly daunting, but you're bound to start loving it before long! Our best tip to avoid feeling homesick is to decorate your room and make it feel homely. We recommend adding cute plants (we love a good cactus) and some picture frames to fill with cute pics of your friends and family.
Okay, now this is an important one - don't skip your lectures! We know late nights and early lectures don't always sound the most appealing, and the idea of staying in bed to watch Netflix in bound sounds like much more fun, but don't do it! The worst thing you can do is let yourself fall behind. It's best to stay on top of your work to avoid stressing out.
UNI is all about finding yourself and discovering hobbies you didn't know you had. Make sure you really try to step out your comfort zone and perhaps get involved in something you wouldn't usually do. You never know, you might discover a new talent you never knew you had!
Make studying more bareable by planning study dates with your besties! Heading down to the library with someone instead of on your own can really help keep you motivated. PLUS, you'll have someone to chat to whilst you're on your study break.
In case you weren't aware, most UNI's have regular society nights which usually have a theme - so fancy dress is a MUST. Whether you have bunny ears, a full on costume or some face paint, make sure you bring anything you've got with you!