It’s that time of the year again for Australian university students and this year will be exciting for me because it is my last year of university! I’m sure a lot of people has already said this but it’s true..time is flying by very quickly. Honestly, I’m looking forward but scared at the same time to work full-time because I know that I won’t be able to have the same flexibility (holidays, socialise, relaxation, travelling, etc) as I did during my uni years.
But I’m going to make the most of it to have no regrets in my final year! Even if that includes reducing my drama time 😅
I have some friends who are starting uni tomorrow and luckily, I still have an extra week before uni begins for me (different universities, different start dates for semesters). But I will be heading to uni tomorrow to meet up with some of my friends and have fun together at O-Week (Orientation Week). O-Week is the best time to join clubs, meet new people, catch up with old friends and FREEBIES! Freebies are amazing for everyone, especially uni students, and I can’t wait to see what is in store for us tomorrow.
Anyways, I’m going to leave here some ideas/tips on how to make the most of your university experience:
- Save course notes/materials – don’t just leave them in the trash but save them! You never know but they might become helpful in the future especially since some courses repeat the same concepts.
- Be involved! – Join clubs/societies, volunteer, mentoring, or even submitting an article to the university magazine. Pursue your hobbies and network your way around campus life.
- Study Exchange – Many schools offer students the chance to go abroad and study or volunteer. These are great life experiences and it’s the best time to do so!
- Organisation – I don’t think I need to explain this. Just know that being organised is key.
- Interests – If you have space in your study planner and want to fill it with electives, this is the chance for you to choose the subjects you are interested in! Don’t just choose the easiest subjects which will guarantee you a pass – you don’t want to be bored out of your mind.
University is the place where opportunities are not limited to just books. Go out there and make the most of the opportunities that are available to you.