University is one of the most fulfilling things I’ve experienced in my nineteen year life. I don’t regret going one bit. I’m so glad to have signed up for four years filled with experiences, memories, and of course, classes that I will keep with me for the rest of my life.
In the beginning, like many others, I was so scared and nervous to start my university career. I had no idea what to expect and if I even would make any friends. I just knew going into it that this was going to be an adventure for the books. And I was right, only six months in.
If I could sum up what I’ve learned so far in university with three things, this is what they would be:
I. Take time for yourself. Being surrounded by so many peers all the time can be heart-warming and enriching, but it so important to take a step back every once in a while and spend some time caring for yourself. This is so essential to having a positive and healthy year. Everyone needs a little break sometimes.
II. Be involved with your school community. There are so many opportunities lying around in university. Whether it is academic or leisure related, joining a club or participating in a school event is an essential aspect of the university experience. Not that many people take part in school clubs or events and this honestly breaks my heart. Being involved allows you to take advantage of everything that your school has to offer.
III. Explore the campus and your surrounding area. If you choose to go away for university, I would start going through the Internet and trying to find cool new spots in your new home. University will feel less daunting and more exciting if you plan new places and activities to see. This is something that I’ve done the first couple months I came into school, and it definitely helped me in my transition to university.
So this is the advice I have for university students, whether you’re about to start, are in your first year, or in upper years!
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