First-Year or Grad Student, 5 Tips Every Student Needs

Whether you’re just starting your university career or have moved on to an advanced degree, we’ve thought about what our top 7 tips for students at all levels are. Check out that list, below:


  1. Don’t leave it to the last minute – study as you go through your lectures in order to better understand the depth of the concepts that you are learning.
  2. Final papers or dissertations – the earlier, the better. Don’t get used to late-night cramming (that’s not how work works in the real world). Get an early start so that you can handle your commitments better.
  3. Don’t skip the planning stage – whether this is in terms of your lectures, assignments, or study schedule, planning your time and assigning tasks accordingly is an incredibly helpful time management skill and especially useful in the workforce.
  4. Get involved! Your student experience is what you make of it, so take the time to meet people and get involved with the causes or societies that you are interested in. This is a sure way to ensure that you garner knowledge and make friends for life. Not to mention, extracurriculars look great on resumes and applications.
  5. Don’t be shy. We get that it can be tough to engage in courses, share your opinions in a room of 100+ people, or debate outspoken pupils, but that’s part of what university is about! As much as it’s important to learn your degree-specific knowledge, university is also about learning to engage and critically think.


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