If you are going to University for the first time this year, you may have questions on how this big step in your life will turn out for you. For this reason and to help you a bit, I gathered 5 pieces of advice to have a better start and a successful year.

 

Tip 1: It’s dangerous to go alone!

 

Screenshot of The Legend of Zelda, showing a famous scene, in which Link receives a wooden sword from a nameless old man.

 

When arriving in your University, try to quickly find study groups. As a result, it will help you to meet new people. Not to mention it will also help you to understand new ideas faster and you will keep each other more motivated through the year. Working with many people, with a simple organization with WhatsApp, has only advantages.

 

Tip 2: How to make SOmeone happy = take Him/her to the library

 

You love your place because it is cozy and home. But for the same reasons, it is also not the most work_focused place you can be. All things considered, the library is the answer to numerous issues when we talk about studies. You have nclose by all the books you can need, a web connection, maybe some friends or the librarian to help you too.

 

Tip 3: Keep calm and carry on

 

Keep Calm and Carry On

 

You may encounter some difficulties along the way, receive a few or a lot 🙁 bad marks. To get through them, you have to keep your motivation up. It’s alway simple if you already have a project for the long term and think about it to re-boost your mind. If you don’t have one, and you are at University to explore what you can do, then don’t hesitate to create a smaller goal. For example, if you have a good first semester, you reward yourself with a trip to a nice place.

 

Tip 4: Shut Up And Don’t Take My Money!

 

Shut up I'LL KEEP MY MONEY

 

With your student status, in many countries, you will have access to special prices. Check every time, especially for cultural outings or urban transport. In the same way, ask student associations too, they often give good tips and plans to buy at the best price the things you need.

 

Tip 5: It’s time for some Me time

 

It's Time for some ME Time

 

Don’t forget yoursefl! Take time to stay healthy in order to avoid burnout during the exam period. Eat home-made food regularly. And if you don’t know how to cook, the web is full of recipes for students like you. Cheap fast and easy but good meals are waiting for you. (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-survive-student-basic-recipes)
Equally important, make time for physical exercise. Universities are full of students sports clubs. You prefer the easy “lazy” solution? Walk a bit faster and say no to lift-elevators, try to go to the next bus/metro station on foot from time to time.

 

Need more Tips? Check our posts about Tips to prepare for an exam or Tips to get back to school