Enhancing Student life
By HopeQure |
23 Nov 2020
The most happening and memorable years of our lives are our youth years, and most of our youth is spent being a student. Hence, making sure our student life experiences are lived to its best is very important. If you work towards making your student life successful, you will leave your institution with a great bunch of friends, improved interpersonal skills, and top grades.
Lots of determination and activeness is required from a student to have a fulfilled experience at high school or university. However, there will be several factors that may become barriers to your experience. If these factors are carefully resolved, then it makes your time at university even better. Some factors include:
1- Finance: Remember that every student, at some point, faces financial issues. Managing your monthly allowances can go a long way. Try looking for part-time student jobs that lend you a little extra cash in your pocket for miscellaneous purposes. The most available student jobs are student mentoring programs/ campus ambassadors and café/ restaurant workers.
2- Time: Mastering time management will surely help you achieve almost everything aspect of student life. Wasting time or not allotting time to specific activities correctly results in poor performances in various areas. There are several mobile applications that help you maintain and keep track of upcoming activities, which is very useful for time management.
3- Company: The right group of friends you spend time with influences your studies and personal life to a great extent. If fallen with opportunistic people, the chances are high that it will be difficult for you to accomplish your personal goals. A useful tip is to enroll yourself in student societies and sports clubs where you can make relationships solely based on your best interests.
4- Environment: If you have moved to a different city or country for your higher education, it will be challenging to adjust to the culture and people once you move. Nevertheless, the bright side is you will not be the only one outsider. Every college/ university has international student clubs where you can find people like you. Learning about the traditions and culture of the place before you move makes your transition smoother.
Student lifein high school or university is, no doubt, a rollercoaster ride. It is filled with ups and downs but excitement throughout and ends very soon. Just as you finish it, no matter how scary it was, you wish to do it all over again.Below are several points you can do to enhance your student life:
1- Proactively engage in your studies- However, very obvious, we tend to make studies the last priority and appoint high importance to other activities. Build a good connection with your professors and classmates. Read and discuss your professor’s work. Make a plan for your assignment and not leave it for the last day to finish them. Skipping classes will make it problematic for you in the end,no matter how cool it is.
2- Eat proper meals- As students, in order to save time, our last resort is to cook packed foods. If not that, we tend to skip meals to save time or to save money. This slowly will affect your academic and personal performance, as you would not be healthy and focused enough.
3- Utilize early hours well- how you spend the first few hours of your day forms the rest of your day. If you wake up late and lazy, chances are your entire day follows the same mood. Do make most of the first couple of hours by exercising/ meditating/ praying, eating a heavy breakfast, and finally preparing a to-do list for the day. This ensures that the rest of your day is spent energetically and focused.
4- Join extra-curricular activities- This has no downside and is beneficial. Enrolling in elective coursesis also a good option, such as a photography class or a dance class. Expanding horizons and interests can make your student life very fruitful.
5- Travel- Travelling can be very educational. We get to learn numerous skills on our journey—Planshort trips with your friends or even alone.
6- Sleep- It is highly essential to have a good night’s sleep for your health. Fix a time and follow it strictly, and once you are used to it, you will be thankful to yourself.
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” we have all heard this, and it is 100% true. University life can be enjoyed as well as, and just study focus will make your experience dull. Therefore, make sure you incorporate everything.
Blog Writer- Zahabiya
Enhancing Student life
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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time at Uni. https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/student-life/news/lifestyle/7-ways-to-make-the-most-of-your-time-at-university