Starting back at university can be a really motivating time of year. The time off has allowed you to rest, reset and reconnect with your goals and aspirations. Your independence has been fully restored and your bank balance is looking healthy thanks to Student Finance. All in all, things are good! Why stop at "good" though? Here are three tips you can use to make the most of your first week back at uni and get yourself on track for the best year of your academic career.
Tip 1: Develop a routine early
Not exactly the most glamorous tip, but it is arguably the most effective. If you want to start your academic year off on the right foot, develop a routine that you can stick to. Have a look at your timetable; when are you in? when are you out? when will you be waking up and when will you be resting? Having a clear schedule will enable you to think less about the logistics of your day and more about your course content and your social life - the things that truly matter at university.
Tip 2: Meal Prep
Usually , the first few weeks of term are when students go WILD with their money, especially when it comes to food. There is nothing wrong with Uber Eats or Deliveroo at all, it's convenient! So is meal prepping though. You could save yourself some money and time by bulk cooking food so that all you have to do is grab a meal out of your fridge and head into uni. The less you have to think about what you are eating, the more you can focus on other important things at uni... can you see where this post is going?
Tip 3: Note down your submission dates ASAP
Most courses have their hand in dates available to view during the first week back. Once you know about these dates, get them down! It is never too early to know when your submissions are due. This way, you aren't surprised when your friends tell you that there are four hand ins due in during the same week. The further ahead you know, the better you can plan. It's all about being as best prepared as possible.
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