How to document your time at university

Everyone tells you that your time at university is the best years of your life. They say you’ll make loads of memories that you’ll never forget. But how you do you ensure that you won’t forget that one amazing night out, that great assignment grade or those hilarious inside jokes with your friends?

Three years will go past in the blink of an eye, so it’s time to get thinking how you’ll look back on it in years to come.

Making a scrapbook

Making a scrapbook is a wonderful idea. I am a very hands-on, visual person and I love any opportunity to get stuck into a project – a picture speaks a thousand words, after all!

As soon as I had this brainwave, I went straight to the nearest Paperchase and bought the biggest scrapbook they had on offer. I am also a regular visitor to The Works and Wilko for scrapbook materials – stickers, washi tape, etc.

It’s super easy to upload photos online and get them printed in all shapes and sizes. Armed with loads of photos, double-sided tape and a label maker, you simply cannot go wrong. It’s also a great way to keep things other than photos – holiday and festival wristbands, theatre tickets, you name it!

The best thing about a scrapbook? You can do it exactly how you want! Minimalist and artsy? Amazing. Covered in glitter? Also amazing. The sky is your limit.


Social media

This is another common way to keep track of your life. Facebook, Instagram and many other platforms are growing daily at an alarming rate.

Long gone are the days when all you’d see when you logged on to your Facebook page were Farmville requests and your second-cousin-twice-removed posting about how they were ‘sooo bored xoxo’. Now it’s all a massive competition to see who has the best ‘themes’ and who can become Social Media Gurus the quickest.

That said, it’s a great way to look back and know exactly when and where you made some great memories (that you couldn’t help but share with a pretty filter and witty caption). As long as social media isn’t used and abused, it can be an effective online diary.


Keeping a journal

This is perfect if you prefer words to pictures. This can also be online – lots of people turn to blogging as a way to gush about their wonderful days out and favourite things, or simply just to vent your feelings if you’ve had a bad day.

It’s also super fun to read back and realise how young and naive you were (everyone has that diary from when they were 13 and every little thing was a drama, right?). Just think, it’s almost like writing a storybook for your family in the future, your grandchildren can hear stories of when you were their age, having the best time ever at uni!

What other methods do you use to document your great memories?