The Key Choices You Need To Make When Starting University

Written by Channon Gray

When you’re just about to go to university, there’s likely to be a lot on your mind. Whether you’re someone that has been excited about going to university for years, or you’re a little apprehensive, you may find that this is quite a stressful time for you. You can be overwhelmed, nervous, and excited all at once. So this can make thinking about important decisions hard to do. Of course, you will have already worked out where you’re going to university and what you want to study, but you may find that there are other decisions that you need to make. Most of these are choices about the kind of university life and experience that you want. So let’s take a look at what they may be.

1. Where are you going to live?

So first of all, you need to work out where you want to live. And this can feel incredibly overwhelming. Because making a choice of student accommodation before you get there seems like a big deal. So go take a tour around your options. Speak to students that live there. Think about the location, the feel of the place, the style, the space, and what facilities you have. Then, you should find that you can make the best decision.

2. What Kind Of University Experience You Want To Have

You should also think about what you want to get out of university. Do you want to join a bunch of clubs and experience different events? Or do you want to really push your education, intern, and learn as much as you can about your field? Deciding this before you start will help you to get the most out of your experience.

3. The Friends You Want To Make

It’s also handy to start thinking about the friends that you want to make when you’re there. Sure, making friends at university can seem hard. But there’s plenty of people around you, and you will find those that are meant to be your friends. So just think about the kind of people you’d like to hang around with, and it will be easier to find them.

4. How You’re Going To Study

When it comes to your studies, it’s handy to know how you’re going to do it. Think about the best study routine for you, what helps you to learn best, and where you want to study. You should then be able to find places around your university that can help you to be productive.

5. Whether You Want To Work Or Not

And then, one last thing that you might like to think about, is whether you want to work or not. Because there are pros and cons to this. First of all, if you work, then you’re getting some extra cash and you’re building work experience. But you will also need to be able to balance working and studying too. Sometimes, you may want to just be able to dedicate your time to your studies, particularly if you really need to get certain grades to get the career you want.

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Channon Gray

I'm Channon and yes, it's spelt wrong, but that is interesting right? I'm 23 years young. I like to write, create art and travel. Cornish bumpkin who studied in London then Cambridge. I'm now a Postgraduate Student, Stationery Addict and all-round Life Enthusiast.

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