So you left home, dived into Welcome Week and are starting to find your way around campus. You (I hope) have started to feel the rhythm of university life with the mix of social, sport, lectures, reading and coursework. I hope you are also finding friends, having great conversations (some serious, some absolutely not!). So… Continue reading Settling in – first weeks at uni (1 of 3)
So having covered how to prepare for university, I move to the "reflect" part of the model. As humans, we are driven to seek out meaning and purpose in life and your choice to go to university should be closely related to both of these. And I recommend you reflect on these before you even… Continue reading Getting ready for university: Reflect
This is the model I use to show the elements you should be working on as you start at university for the first time: I will cover the "prepare" stage in this blog and further blogs will cover the "reflect" and "ask" stages. A place to work... You should now know where you will be… Continue reading Getting ready for university – “prepare”
Traducido con autorización del autor por: Roberto Bande GAME-IDEGA and Department of Economics University of Santiago de Compostela No voy a fingir que la universidad no sea otra cosa más que trabajo duro. En ocasiones he oído hacer el símil con la pertenencia a un gimnasio, en el que el simple hecho de pagar… Continue reading Cómo aprovechar de forma inteligente las clases
It doesn’t matter if you are coming to university from school, college or after a break, there is quite a step change in the way it works to your experience to date. In this blog I will briefly point out the key differences. Understanding these will save you time and make the transition smoother. I… Continue reading The differences between school and uni
Well actually not! Have fun, go out, play sport, join a club, go for coffee, chat, snooze, go to the cinema. But pace yourself! You need to learn how to discipline yourself so you are ready for lectures. I've talked about balance in other blogs and will repeat it here because it's SO important. Whatever… Continue reading Party on dudes!
So a quick word about fun. Yes your studies should be fun. But... well you know what I mean! Don’t feel you have to go to EVERY party. I have seen time and time again students get carried away by freshers week and carry on partying for weeks and suddenly find it is exam time… Continue reading Fun