USG STUDENT BLOG
Be friendly – everyone is as shy, scared, nervous and excited as you are. This is the period before things get full-on so you want to make that support network now. There’s nothing worse than feeling like work is getting on top of you too much and you don’t have anyone there to talk to or help you out.
Take the chance to get out and discover Wollongong, it’s a beautiful city. Whether you’re into the rooftop Humber Bar, relaxing in the Botanical Gardens or climbing Mt Kiera Wollongong has so many exciting sights and activities to offer in your spare time or to take the stress off. Go exploring.
Learn about the university. It’s so easy to get lost on campus during O-Week, and it’s extremely important to learn about the support services, emotionally and academically available to you. They’ll come in handy and even if you don’t think you’ll need them it is still good to know help is available.
Samantha Sharpe studied law as well philosophy, politics and economics in her first year at the University of Wollongong. She calls Yass, NSW is her home.