Uni Life

Are you new to Uni? Here are some pieces of advice to start your life at Uni!

Going to uni is exciting, but it can also be very nerve-racking. There’s probably a lot you’re thinking about as you get settled into what’s going to be your new home for the next couple of years. Ultimately, you have control over your overall uni experience and whether it is fun or not. It’s all about how you’re spending your time, and how much effort you’re putting into your coursework. It’s important to have fun, and remember why you’re there first, which is to build yourself a brighter future.

  1. Attend Lectures

If you choose to attend lectures, you will have a more successful and enjoyable time at Uni. If you’re committed to getting out of the house and following your course schedule, there’s plenty you can learn. It’s your chance to communicate with your professors and take in new experiences and information. If you find that you are struggling with your schedule or coursework, then use the support on the campus such as the mentoring program or the learning centre to get you back on track.

  1. Get Involved

When you make a point to get engaged in all the events and activities around the campus, you’ll have a much better time at Uni. You can join clubs and societies for example, play on a sports team and attend social parties and events. Uni will be much more fun if you put yourself out there and keep busy, rather than sitting in your home and not having new experiences.

  1. Stay Organized

When you commit yourself to staying organised, your uni experience will be much more enjoyable. Create to-do lists and keep an events and appointments schedule so you know where you need to be. If you choose to wing it and end up skipping important events or examination dates, you’ll regret it. There may be days when you have a heavy workload and a lot is going on, so get into the habit of prioritising your tasks too.

  1. Mental Health is Important

Uni can sometimes be stressful, and all the unknowns and uncertainty can trigger anxiety. There will be difficult assessments and exams to tackle and being in a scenario that is new and different to you can be frightening. It would help if you took the time to check out “Student Mental Health and Wellbeing” from your Griffith student account and read more about tips and suggestions for how you can be and stay well.

  1. Make Friends

If you make friends and keep engaging, the uni experience will be more enjoyable. Find opportunities to blend and mingle with others, such as attending community activities and being friendly and approachable in class. Use uni as an opportunity to expand your social circle and introduce yourself to various types of people, so you can learn and grow. It’s easy to hang out with people you know who won’t force you out of your comfort zone. Yeah, you have to make a point of trying out new things and going to places you wouldn’t normally go,  if you want to meet new people.

Thankyou for taking time to read my blog.

Cheers! G’Day!

–          Vineetha Ranga

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