Here we are again. Another summer has passed and a new academic year is about to start. To make sure you’re all set for what lies ahead, we asked one of our tutors to share what she wishes she had known before she started university.
1. Stay on top of readings and deadlines
In the first few weeks of university, it can be easy to forget that you actually have work to do. Nevertheless, it’s absolute key to stay on top of readings and deadlines from the very start, so you’re not caught out later. You might be surprised at the length and number of your readings in particular but it’ll only get worse, so you might as well get stuck in early on. So, work through your readings and write down your deadlines, and skip to lesson 5 if you need help.
2. Stay on top of your finances
From student funding to rent to food, managing your finances is important. This may be easier than you think and it can sometimes be overwhelming to stay on top of things. So, before you go, draw up a budget and work out what your costs and income will likely be and make paying rent your priority. Because finances are so important, the Guardian has put together these tips on how to manage your finances at university, and they’re well worth a read these last weeks of summer.
3. Remember it can be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster
When at university, you won’t always have the best time and that’s okay. There is a lot of pressure on university students to have the best time of their life but it doesn’t always pan out that way. Cut yourself some slack and admit to yourself when times get tricky. Homesickness, deadlines and loneliness can all be part of university life and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Trust me, you’ll come out stronger and look back at how much you’ve grown.
4. Take care of your mental health
Following on from lesson 3, it’s important you take care of your mental health. This way, you’ll be able to handle difficult situations and come out stronger and wiser the other side. To boost your mental health from the very start, we’ve compiled these practical tips for university students that will hopefully make things a little bit easier.
5. Seek academic support to boost you
Deadlines can be tough, especially when high school or college hasn’t taught you the necessary academic skills for university. Time management, academic writing and exam revision skills are often taught with insufficient one on one support, which is why university students need personal tutoring and mentoring too. That’s why Über Tutors offers tailored support for all university disciplines, from law to economics to languages and more to make sure students are well prepared for essay deadlines and exams, and learn the necessary academic skills once and for all. We offer a free consultation and custom match you with one of our tutors, so get in touch today!