Tips for First Year University students

February 12, 2009 at 12:52 pm Leave a comment

Uni is about to start up again!

So here are some tips I’ve gathered from a few sites on the Internet, on tips to surviving first year at Uni. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students may also gain something from reading the tips below 😉

Here are 7 tips from ‘James5’, an Arts/Law student at the University of Melbourne: Seven Tips for First Year University Students.

Poppy Masselos discusses accommodation survival tips for students from the University of Queensland, but I think these tips can be used by anyone.  Basically, she recommends:

Stay in a central location so you can save time and money on commuting to university.

Choose somewhere to live that is safe and secure.

Be open minded to different views and cultures.  A record number of international students are choosing to study in Australia and they have a lot to offer local students.

Know your own rights and responsibilities so you can follow up on things like unfair treatment by landlords.

Be cautious if choosing to have a flat-mate.  Rent disputes, lazy flat-mates and even stealing are common problems that severely impact studies.

Do your sums.  Rent is only one of many overheads that students have, remember that electricity, gas, phone bills and the internet will also need to be factored in to rental costs.

And lastly, here’s some advice from our very own University students on writing essays, attending lectures, doing presentations and preparing for exams.

Student tips

Topics include:

Studying at Sydney Uni — The first lecture — Engaging University students — Accommodation — St John’s College — University of Sydney inside Main Quad — Services for students — Essay writing tips

One funny (and interesting) video I found was this:

What about you? Do you have any tips to share on how to survive your Uni days? Please feel free to comment in here, or on our Facebook page! 🙂


Entry filed under: Study skills.

Happy New Year! links for 2009-02-19

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