Welcome to your first academic week at uni! University lectures are completely different to sixth form classes. It can be quite a shock going into a lecture for the first time not knowing what to expect. This post will give you an idea of what to expect from your first week of lectures, so they’ll feel less daunting. I’ll also be sharing my experiences of first year lectures, and a few tips on making the most of your classes.
Work Hard, Play Harder: Making the Most out of Third Year
Your third year at university is crucial to your degree. With your dissertation to write plus all the usual modules (plus preparing yourself to leave uni!), everything can get quite hectic. However, it’s still important to enjoy yourself and make the most out of the opportunities given to you at university.
The Worcester Award
The Worcester Award is a student employability award that recognises extracurricular commitment, such as work experience and volunteering hours. Employers think highly of people who have the Award, making them stand out from other job candidates.
Learn to cope with homesickness
So, you’ve moved away from home, ready to enter the big, exciting world that is university. Although you’re probably extremely excited to be here, I imagine you’re also quite apprehensive about all the new people you’re meeting and all the new environments you’ve got to get used to.
10 Fun Things To Do Over Summer
Last summer I was bored stiff. Within the first month of summer break I’d already run out of ideas of things to do, and I still had three months left to occupy myself. Therefore, I plan for this summer to be action-packed and fun, so I can really make the most out of my summer before starting third year.
Things I Would Do Differently If I Could Re-Do My First Year
First year at University is full of ups and downs. You end up just trying to go with the flow with a lot of things, just to try and maintain some stability in your new life.
Advice From Current Students
As I’m sure you’re well aware, starting university is a huge step. I remember when I was doing my A-Levels, I was receiving advice and tips from so many people I didn’t know what to think. Therefore, in order to help out others thinking of going to university, or those already at university who are struggling, I have gathered some advice from current students on life at university in your first year.
Staying Active at University
Life at university consists of multiple ready-meals, takeaways, drinking and sitting around for long periods of time. This is why, it is important to stay active throughout your time at university in order prevent yourself putting on weigh or simply becoming unfit.