Starting a new course at university can feel like you’re a small fish in a huge pond, and the workload piling on doesn’t make this any easier. It doesn’t have to be as daunting as it seems though, and I found that keeping organised and managing workload at university removed unnecessary stress and worry from my university life.
Keeping a date diary
Keeping a diary or
Physical organisation is just as important as mental!
Whilst it is important to know when all your work is due in, having physical space that isn’t dominated by work is a great way to manage your time effectively. Granted if you just have one room it can be hard to have designated ‘work’ areas, but a lot of students head to the library for this reason. I personally prefer being in my
Making the most of office hours
I never really made the most of office hours with my tutors until my last year. I really kick myself for not going in the first and second years (although I did go see my personal tutor a lot throughout the three years). You can improve your grades so much just by taking the time they give, and although they can be daunting when you don’t have much to say, making use of the time they’re willing to give can really bring your grades on leaps and bounds as they share so much extra information, knowledge and advice that they just don’t have time to fit into your lectures and seminars. I always used to hate how people said that student life was a ‘doss’ and that we just sat around all day doing nothing.