March 29, 2019 - piranha - Student Life
If you speak to anyone who has been to university, the chances are that they will say it was one of the best experiences of their life. You get to experience living away from home, the city nightlife and make lifelong friends, as well as carrying on your education.
It also gives you the opportunity to learn some important life lessons that will no doubt help you later in life.
Here are a few examples!
Budgeting is extremely important
One of the most important life lessons that you (hopefully!) learn while at university is how to budget your money. It will probably be the first time that you have been away from home and had to manage your own bills before.
It might take a couple of terms to get used to how much money is going in and out of your account, and you might even have to resort to Aldi’s own beans a couple of times, but you should get better with money once you organise your outgoings.
TOP TIP: It’s better to have food in the cupboards that having that extra night out!
For more on how to budget wisely, read our 5 University Costs You Probably Haven’t Budgeted For.
Going out every night is less fun than it sounds
When you get to university, you will learn that you’ll have much more freedom than you did when living at home. This may tempt you to go out every single night, and let’s face it, you probably WILL go out every night on Freshers Week.
However, once you settle in to life at uni, this will probably wear off. Especially if you have 9am lectures!
Remember, uni is meant to be fun but you’re also there to get a degree. Try to find the right balance between your work and social life to get the best out of the experience.
Family is the best
When you see someone every day, you often take them for granted. If you move away to uni, it will probably be the longest you have been away from home and you will miss your family and friends! This will be especially hard in the first few weeks, but it should get easier as you adjust to student life. One positive is that you’ll enjoy those visits home.
It’s perfectly normal to miss your family and everyone else will be in the same boat. Organise a skype or phone call between your visits home if you want to hear a familiar voice!
Leaving assignments ‘til last minute is never a good idea
Who needs the stress of submitting that all-important essay on 11.59 the day it’s due? You will learn very quickly that it’s never good to leave assignments and studying until the last minute. Not only will your stress levels go through the roof, but you will also suffer when it comes to how well you do.
Starting your work before it’s due means you have time to tweak it and make edits!
Take a read of our Revision Hacks if you’re struggling for motivation!
Enjoy the ride!
Your life at university will fly by so it’s important that you make the most of it every single minute. Why not join a society or extra class? There is plenty of things to do. Whether it’s going for a walk with your friends in between lectures, taking yourself out for brunch and watching the world go by or doing extracurricular activities like volunteering.
You only have one shot at uni (fingers crossed) so you need to make the most of your time there!
We hope our blog post has given you a good idea of what you can learn throughout your time at uni! And don’t forget, if you want to live in our modern, Preston city centre student accommodations, you can book a viewing today!