Whether it’s your first time living away from home or you’re returning to study for a career change, the prospect of starting student life will no doubt be an exciting one. Here are some useful tips to make sure you get the most out of your student experience.
Gain valuable work experience
Being a student can open up a number of opportunities you might not otherwise have access to and although studying is time-consuming, taking advantage of part-time work or internships can give you valuable experience and allow you to enhance your CV. By finding flexible work, you can be independent financially while getting your CV ready for the working world.
Your university experience doesn’t have to be limited to what you are studying – as well as taking on an internship or part-time work that could lead you to into your career, societies are a great way of pursuing hobbies, meeting new people and unwinding from the stresses of study.
Utilise student services
Your university will have an array of opportunities to take advantage of – whether its careers advice, networking events, workshops, counselling, or the Library – don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed. Follow your student services on social media to keep up with the latest events – or you could use it as a way of voicing your concern, asking a question or seeking advice.
Earn while you study
The excitement of starting university can often be overwhelmed by the financial aspects. With the independence that student life brings, you will be able to get the right balance between supporting yourself financially, enjoying your course, and enjoying your new social life.
Get off campus
Whether you are living in a city campus or more of a village campus, it’s always good to explore your new environment. If you’re living away from home, take time to look around the wider area. Make experiences that don’t just revolve around the university. You have the chance to make new memories so make sure you take a break from the library every once and a while.
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Last updated on 30 March 2022Share this article