USG STUDENT BLOG
Uni is the first taste of ‘real life’ that a lot of us get, after being near the top/at the top of all our classes at school and after being supported financially by our family throughout it all. Suddenly you’ve moved out, maybe you have to support yourself for the first time in your life, and you can’t dedicate all your time to studying or pursuing the things you used to.
I used to be very involved in community organisations when I lived in Goulburn, but since moving to Canberra I’ve settled for a small role at a department of my university’s student association, until I feel more confident being able to manage my time effectively.
At uni you probably won’t be at the top of all your classes, or maybe you will fail a course in your first semester, or maybe it will take you a bit longer to make any good friends (or maybe none of those things will happen and your uni experience will be painless and truly the best time of your life, who knows), but everything always sorts itself out.
Failure’s just another step on the stairway leading to achieving your dreams.
Agata Nabaglo is studying arts and law at the Australian National University. She calls the Goulburn region home.