The Student Life
What is Student Life?
Student life is here for you; Our most basic task is to help students get the most out of their experience at university. With student life you can find your own niche on campus; Connect with students in or outside your dormitory hall, institution or academic program; Engage in student organizations, leadership opportunities and on-campus jobs and internships; And choose the accommodation and dining and lifestyle options that work best for you.
How to make the most of student life?
It is difficult to define students' lives. Is it lazy around the campus lawn with friends? Is this the student magazine reading the coffee shop on campus? Or does it finish your work overnight in the library? The so truth is that student life is different for each and every person. Only then will you realize what it really means when you get into it. In this section we have revealed some myths about the lives of students to ensure that you do not enter your studies with too much confusion. We give you some tips to make the most of your valuable time as a student.
The truth about student life
You've probably heard that some students' myths are floating around, so how much attention should you pay to them - if so? We've listed and debunked a few common union student myths below to get you a little head start on what your student might or may not be.
Ps get degrees
Each class will earn you a qualification when you “just pass”, many students use this as an excuse to make a minimum. Undoubtedly, the satisfaction of achieving the top is enough for hard work. If you want to study more and higher-achieving students may even be eligible for access to additional study opportunities such as scholarships and exchange programs, keeping a higher average will definitely be effective. When you haven't counted the marks of individual subjects too much since you graduated, think about how much better you would look in a job interview if you could show a commitment to hard work instead of just hard work.
Students are all poor
Just because you’re a student doesn’t mean you have to be in a run-down room eating My Green packet noodles for every meal with seven hippies. Although money can be hard to find while you are studying full time, many students manage to live quite comfortably (keeping their dignity intact) through a combination of part-time work, careful budgets and (if they are lucky) government support. Check out student income for some budget-friendly tips. You might even be surprised at how much fun it can be on a budget. Just hug when you come to Uni and think about your potential earnings after coming out to the other end with your degree.
It's okay to start an assignment the night before it's due
Although many students claim to do it (some even miraculously manage to end up with a decent sign), it’s never a good idea to start the night before an assignment is scheduled. You should notice that you start the assignment at least two to three weeks before any standard (say, 2500-word) is set. Allocating one week for research, one week to write it, and a few extra days for review and editing are good formulas. When you know the assignment will have a pile-up (like the end of the semester), try to start earlier. Leaving an assignment until the last minute is a recipe for disaster because often you don’t realize how much work you have to do until you start. If you do not complete it on time, you will lose marks for late submission; there will always be feelings of indifference about how much better you could do if you finished it.
Tertiary study is all theory and no practice
Many condemn the study as a waste of time that leaves students with little real-life experience. But the reality is that most institutions nowadays try to give their students an experience that will prepare them for the real world. Many courses include internships, study tours, guest lecturer visits to the field, and art projects for the actual organization. These are just some of the goal setting shareware that you can use your student life.
First classes are always useless
Many students skip the first few classes because they assume that no evaluative material will be covered or that they can do something better (like falling asleep). First-class absences often mean missing important background information, details about your assignments, and valuable opportunities to make friends with classmates. There are many reasons why you should have the habit of going to every class - not all because you pay big for the course, so you can enjoy it too. In some cases, attendance can actually form part of your sign, so you may want to save the classes you missed when a real emergency occurs (no one wants to be a wolf crying).
Getting the most out of your student years
If you think that being a student is like hitting these books, then take comfort in knowing that it is far from the truth! Your student experience is much more than your essays and exams when of course you need to say goodbye to your social life. And although it doesn’t always seem like it, your days as a student will ‘go away very quickly,’ some might say. So how do you make sure you get the most out of your studies before you graduate?
Set yourself some goals
Although you probably haven't had the most fun as a student, what better way to get motivated before the class starts without some (realistic) goals? It can be as simple as a promise to improve your results from the previous semester or to try every meal on campus with your friends on campus. If you do not have specific goals, start with the basics. Staying in class on time and taking exam notes and scheduled dates are both great examples.
Avoid doing the bare minimum
Being a student is not just about attending compulsory classes or attending tutorials for a few hours each week. Try to attend all of your classes (no matter how early in the morning they are scheduled), continue the workload (including the syllabus before each class) and don't skip assignment or exam studies until the last day. If you miss a class or don't think you can meet an assessment deadline, it's best to chat with your lecturer or tutor so they can provide assistance, but remember to do it ahead of time, not within an hour, Or compulsory classes.
Choose subjects that interest you
The beauty of post-school education is that you choose what you study and you have a say in what kind of subject you study (of course depending on the structure of your course). The best tip is to choose things that interest you and avoid making your choices based on your other circumstances (for example, a matter of duty or your desire to sleep on a Monday morning). Look for topics that challenge you or allow you to develop more areas of interest and don't be afraid to explore topics outside of your immediate faculty. Why not choose a science course as part of a science course to break your law degree or add an alternative language to a business degree?
Get involved on campus
Graduate students often regret not being involved on campus. While this doesn’t mean you have to set up your own club or be the chairman of a society, you might consider submitting an article to a university magazine, volunteering to show new students around campus during O-Week, or at least buying tickets. ) Or perhaps join a student society or sports team. There is more to student life than just sitting in a lecture, so look for opportunities to get involved from day one.
Take advantage of work experience programs
Many of the skills you need after you graduate are not taught in a lecture theater, which is why many students gain work experience while studying. Not only does it look great in your resume and help you make industry connections, but it can give you a better idea of what kind of work you want (or don’t want) to do. If your course does not include a work-based program, chat to your course coordinator or on-campus career service for help. They will be able to point you in the right direction, and even contact you with an industry acquaintance willing to.
Consider a study abroad or student exchange program
What better time to experience the world as an overflowing student? Most institutions offer students the opportunity to study abroad for some part of the course. Opportunities come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from short study tours abroad to full semester or full year subjects. Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to travel, a different way of life and makes new friends around the world. Of course, there are opportunities to add life experience to your resume, which many employers pay directly from graduates to the UN. See Study Abroad and Student Exchange abroad for more information.