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8 ways to embrace first-year #unilife

By January 9, 2019 No Comments

Before the hype of O Week starts, have you thought about how you want to spend your year? If you have – great, if not here are 8 musts of your first year at uni.

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1 – EXPLORE YOUR NEW HOME!

Find the best walks, beaches, lakes, insta-worthy spots… Embrace where you’ll be calling home for at least the next 4 years.

2 – SIGN UP FOR EVERYTHING!

Yoga, colour runs, sport, mentoring – embrace that freedom to choose and find out who you are!

3- FIND YOUR NEW COFFEE PLACE!

Coffee, tea, whatever your poison, go on the hunt for your fave flavour bombs. Soon enough they will know your order 😉

4 – ASK THE QUESTIONS!

Don’t be afraid to ask the questions you don’t know the answers to, you won’t be the only one figuring out this new life!

5 – WHERE DO YOU FEEL MOST LIKE YOURSELF?!

Find your new campus hangout. Is it outside, inside, busy, quiet?! Whatever spot makes you happy – claim it. Oh, and remember you can have a few favourites.

6 – CHOOSE SUBJECTS YOU ENJOY.

There’s no point continuing on with something you hate or just don’t get. There is no set course for you, you can change your mind if the course you THOUGHT you would love just isn’t you after all.

7 – DO THE THINGS YOU LOVE.

It can be anything – painting, running, computer games, photography – but take some time to do the things you really love doing. There will be distractions but follow your instincts!

8 – BE PREPPED, BUT DON’T TAKE IT ALL TOO SERIOUSLY.

Have a schedule, routine will be a saviour in your first year of this crazy ride. Make sure you sleep, study, hand things in on time. But remember too, your world won’t end if you decide to have a laugh and take things as they come. There’s no point stressing about stuff you can’t change!

 

For more advice, tip and tricks and all the tools you need to navigate your uni life check out our University Survival Guide, proudly sponsored by Southern Cross University


 

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