A Few Tips To Help You Succeed At University

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If you’re getting ready to head off to university, you’re probably a bundle of different emotions. Maybe you feel excited to be finally moving out and getting to live in your own apartment. Perhaps you’re nervous about being far away from family and friends. Maybe you even feel a little scared about being able to find your way around campus, navigate to your job (if you have one), or even figure out how to do laundry (don’t worry, our cashless laundry facilities are super easy to use). Regardless of how you’re feeling or what your emotions are doing, there are a number of ways you can make sure that you succeed in university.

GET TO KNOW YOUR SURROUNDINGS

First off, familiarise yourself with your surroundings as soon as possible. One of the worst things you can do is to hide away in your apartment and not get involved with the community around you. Even though you may be nervous about getting involved, remember that there are plenty of other students who are also new, nervous, and intimidated by being on their own. Our Resident Life events are an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow Atirans and participate in some amazing tailor-made activities, including food nights, outings, competitions and trivia, plus too many awesome experiences to name here. Consider joining a campus club, visiting your local library, taking a walk downtown, or even inviting one of your fellow Atira residents to dinner with you. Chances are that you’ll meet someone interesting and have a few fun experiences at the same time.

 

PHONE HOME

Next, don’t lose touch with home. It’s important to call your parents on a regular basis and to let them know how you’re doing. Parents naturally worry about their little ones. Although you’re an adult, your parents still likely think of you as their “baby.” Keep them in the loop. Send your parents pictures from your day, shoot them emails to let them know what you’re up to, or call them just to chat. Remember to talk to your parents regularly and not just when you need something, they’ll appreciate it.

TAKE NOTES

Finally, make sure that you attend each class and take good notes. While university is all about experiences and learning about the world, it’s also important to focus on what you’re learning. Avoid the temptation to skip class when you’re tired, when your friends invite you to do something that sounds more fun or to catch an extra shift at work. The most important thing you can do while you’re at uni is to actually get the education you’ve been dreaming about. Some classes may be difficult or not as mentally stimulating as you had hoped, but it’s still important to make sure you take advantage of each lecture and attend classes regularly.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these tips, and as always, we wish you the very best on your university journey.

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