Making the Most of First Year

When it comes to starting university, you’ll have a tonne of advice thrown your way. Things such as “first year doesn’t matter, go wild!”, or “you need to work hard and study 24/7”. If you’re feeling a bit clueless, then don’t worry. I’m here to advise you on how to make the most of your first year. 

  1. Join a society or a sports team

This has so many benefits. For a start you’ll meet a bunch of like-minded people who you have something in common with, then it gives you something to do when you feel like procrastinating for a few hours. It’s a win-win situation. 

2. Get to know the people on your course

It will make your experience so much better. Obviously if you’ve got a course with 200+ people on, it may be difficult to get to know everyone, but it’s worth a shot. It’s also very helpful to study with someone. 

3. Say yes

Throughout first year you’re going to be faced with a variety of opportunities. My advice, say yes to what you can and then figure out how to make it work. You never know what that opportunity could lead to, and you don’t want to miss out on it because you’re not sure if you can make it happen. Saying yes can open so many doors.

4. Work hard

Yes it’s all very well saying “do this” “do that” but don’t forget, you’re at uni to get that degree. Work hard and aim high so you can get the degree you deserve. 

If you have any tips on “Making the most of first year” then share them in the comments below!

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