How To Make The Most of University Life

AD| University life is often like nothing students have experienced before – with a newfound freedom, managing finances, and a list of responsibilities to contend with, it can quickly feel overwhelming. While there’s no blueprint on making the most of university life, we’re on hand with some of our top tips to help you get the most out of your experience. So, if enjoying a fulfilling, rewarding and fun university experience is on the agenda, read on. 


Embrace Freshers 

University doesn’t have to be all work and no play – it’s all about finding a balance. When you’re first settling in, socializing is essential. Freshers’ week activities offer an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself into university life and make new friends. Ensure you pick out some freshers’ week opportunities to attend, either solo or with your roommates so that you can get used to student life without the pressure of your studies. 

Get Your Priorities In Order

Once you’ve had some fun with freshers week, it’s time to find the balance we mentioned. When you’re juggling an intense study schedule, socializing, working, cooking, cleaning, and so much more, it can be easy to drop the ball. To get the most of the university life, understanding your priorities is essential. Take the time to consider what is and isn’t important to you. Whether it’s regular trips home, a part-time job or extracurricular activities, be clear on your non-negotiables. 

Establish a Routine 

It can be easy to fall into late nights and sleeping in, particularly during freshers’ week. However, establishing a routine that works for you early on can make a world of difference. Rather than falling into unhealthy habits, stick to a routine that enriches your experience. Whether it is regular trips to the library and gym or cooking meals in bulk and an early morning walk to start your day, a routine is a must. Even if your current schedule doesn’t require a strict routine, you’ll be glad that you have already found your groove when your workload increases. 


Get To Know Your Tutors 

Your tutors will likely offer open hours when you can lean on them for support. Whether you need advice, book recommendations or a private chat, your tutors are at your disposal. So, take the time to get to know your tutors and lean on them should you need the support. 

Find Your Tribe 

Whether you team up with fellow students from your course, join a club or start your own society, finding your tribe at university will undoubtedly contribute to your experience. To find out more about societies and clubs at your university, check out your student union's website or join online forums. Trust us; there are some seriously weird and wonderful options to choose from! 

Explore Your Local Area

They say the best way to discover a new place is to get lost, and we recommend doing precisely that. If you’re new to the area, you’ll want to explore. So, find a friend or two and explore your new home. From local bars and restaurants to attractions and shops, taking the time to discover all the facilities at your fingertips is a great way to settle in and meet new people along the way.  

Take Care of Yourself 
While university life is a lot of fun, it also comes with a lot of hard work and, at times, pressure. Therefore, taking care of both your physical and mental health is essential to getting the best out of your university years. If you’re struggling with anything at all, know what you’re not alone. Whether you lean on your peers, tutors, loved ones or a professional, don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. From ensuring you’re eating well and getting enough sleep to exercising and watching your alcohol intake, make your health a priority throughout your time at university, and you’ll reap the benefits. 

Remember, there is no right or wrong way to experience university. Just work hard, have fun, and take care of yourself. It will be one hell of a journey, so enjoy the ride! Novel is home to quality student accommodation in Leicester with amazing facilities such as private bedrooms, social spaces, a gym, and a games' room in the heart of the city. 

Did you go to university? How did you make the most out of your time there?

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