Having handed in my dissertation, this seems a good time to reflect on the past four years and see what I have learned at university. While I definitely learned a lot about the actual subject I’m studying I think the Uni has also taught me a lot about life in general
- Don’t leave things until the last minute
This can be applied to all areas of life. Don’t leave your essays, assignments or finding a flat until the last possible moment. While sometimes you get lucky and everything works out fine, most of the time you just end up stressed and worried.
- Have fun
While you really shouldn’t neglect your uni work, don’t forget to also enjoy yourself. Uni is about so much more than just studying, for most students it’s the first time they move out of their parents house and get to do what they want. So go out and enjoy yourself, you don’t want to get to your 4th year and realise that you missed out on a lot of student life.
- Learn to budget
It is tempting to spend all of your money as soon as you get it and believe me I have definitely done this. But keep in mind that you also have bills and rent to pay, at the end of the 4 years you are expected to be able to budget your money so learn it while you have the time to do so.
- Try new things
University is a great time to pick up a new hobby, most unis offers loads of sports teams and societies so if there’s something you always wanted to try now is the time!
- Not everything will go to plan
No matter how carefully you plan and prepare, sometimes things won’t go your way. And that’s ok, these things happen. The most important thing is to learn from your mistakes and don’t let it stop you.