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How to make the most of your University experience

25 August 2020 | by Laxhme Paramanadan

While it’s common to hear people say that high school will be the best years of your life, your university years can be even better. Here are some tips, student-to-student, for making the most of your university experience.

Take a proactive role in your learning

This may be obvious, but sometimes we as students tend to forget the importance of learning during our university years. You have the chance to taste-test different modules, learn from experts in diverse fields, and explore your passions to tailor your academic and career paths - make the most of it!

Get engaged

These years represent one of the only times that you will have the chance to indulge freely in your hobbies and connect with people from a spectrum of diverse backgrounds. Don’t be afraid to push your comfort zone, try new things, and meet new people.

Take care of your body

Perhaps an obvious tip but also one that we tend to give low priority. Sleep well, exercise, and eat healthily. The bottom line is that you can’t do something well if you’re half-asleep, feeling lethargic, or working on an empty stomach.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

If you ever feel overworked, stressed or just in need of advice or a friendly ear, your university has a plethora of resources on campus. Feel like you need help with university-related concerns? Reach out to the Student Services Centre or Student Council. Feeling homesick or burned out? Make an appointment with your Peer Helpers.

For many students, university is the first time they’ve moved away from their parents. It can be challenging to manage things on your own but also exciting as you begin to figure out who you are or who you want to be - so enjoy the journey!