Hi guys, hope you all had a lovely bank holiday 🙂
I’ve decided I’m going to aim to get these uni advice post’s out every Tuesday for you. Today I’ve decided to post about the first few days on your course. To check out my other #uniadvice posts just click the following links-
So, a few tips for those first few weeks in your course –
- Pack everything the night before – This will save you a lot of time in the morning and will avoid the last minute rush to get ready
- Don’t be late in the first week – Don’t be late ever really if you can avoid it, but in the first few weeks you don’t want to get yourself a reputation
- Visit your course building before your course starts – Getting lost = being late
- Turn up – It might be tempting to stay in bed hungover, especially during freshers, but the first few days are important!
- Talk to your course mates – You’ll be with them for a few years, reach out and don’t be shy 🙂
- Organise yourself – Write down important times, dates etc, it will be so helpful in the long run!
I found my first few days on my course (fashion studies) quite daunting. My course covered a lot of stuff from design and manufacture to essays and in-depth research. It was very overwhelming the amount of information that got thrown at us, because we had separate classes and tutors we had a lot of deadlines and projects thrown at us in the first few weeks. I was at until pretty much 9-5 every day. One thing I will say if you are studying a fashion course is be prepared to do a lot of work (Of course every uni course is hard work but with fashion you have a number of practical projects as well as all the essay writing)
I think that my biggest piece of advice when starting your course would be keep organised, and if you are having any problems please don’t bury your head in the sand, talk to somebody at the university, whether it’s your tutors or university counselling services. If you fall behind with deadlines don’t be afraid to say if you need that bit of extra support, there’s no shame in it at all!
Let me know your thoughts and experiences on this, and if you are going to uni then let me know what you are planning to study! If you fancy a chat please comment or tweet me
The next post is a requested post on relationships at university 🙂