So it’s coming to that time of year, students’ will be getting ready to relocate to another part of the world, country or county to further their education. For me, it’s actually another island but the same country (UK) to return to Year Two of my degree.
What tip(s) can you give from first year?
Ensure you are happy with your course. I.e., the course content, how your visit day went, how you could actually visualise yourself being/studying there etc after all, three years is actually a long time.
Once happy, and you’ve been accepted onto your course, get ready to say farewell, but not goodbye to mates, friends and family from home. This is an exciting time to meet people from all walks of life. In fact, one could argue that this will be the best time to meet people you might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet. Although not for everyone, University is a great opportunity to study something you have a passion for, as well as to socialise with some characters. Often (or so I’m told) Uni friends are for life! Just remember when saying farewell, you have several great things going for you – what’s not to love?!
Once over (near or on) your campus, try to meet and talk to as many people as possible. Chances are you’ll find a real mix of people. I.e., those who want to go to the movies, those who want to share an ice cold pint over a football match, those who want to enjoy a mad night out in town, or those who you can study with – as in share tips etc
Keep in touch with people from home (i.e., friends, mates and family) whilst you might love the natural buzz of being away, University doesn’t last for ever. Don’t think that this is now you whole life … you’ll (hopefully) be back to where you were but actually have a ‘proper’ job. With life your lifestyle chances. You’ll learn how to appreciate things, like getting laundry done, or not having to pay bills etc
Without sounding like the older brother (or worse, your father) keep safe at all times. You are now entering a new phase of your life. Enjoy it, but don’t regret it. Share a taxi with friends after a night out, keep in touch with course mates etc
Practical tip is definitely UniBaggage if you have a lot of stuff to move. These guys come to your door to deliver a suitcase of stuff from one property to another. Onto another practical tip, try to stay in Halls near your Uni. You’ll find making friends is much easier when you’re all in the same boat. Register with a doctor! Whatever you think you don’t know what next week will hold. What if you were to get a virus? How can you prove to your lecturer that you’re genuinely ill whenever you are due to take an exam? Think about these, worse case scenario, you’ll not have to see the Doctor/nurse etc
Post 2, over and out, thanks again for reading!