How to balance your student life...
Your student life vs. your non-student life... who wins?
One of the hardest things about university is balancing all the different factors that student life throws at you whilst trying to maintain a strong social life and looking after yourself.
That's why we are here - to make everything a bit easier and give you some advice to help juggle everything on your plate:
Studying: Your workload will be different throughout the year but it's best to always stay on top of it! Yes, that is sometimes easier said than done but little and often is something we live by. You might have learnt from your exam periods that cramming doesn't really work and just stresses you out.
Our advice? Have a revision and coursework timetable so you're very clear what you're doing and when.
Exercise: If you're low on cash and time, this doesn't mean you have to skip exercising. There are more than enough workouts you can do from home that fit perfectly with your lifestyle so that it doesn't feel like a chore!
Our advice? Buy a cheap resistance band or kettlebells and find something on YouTube you do can in less than 30 minutes.
Social life: No matter how busy you are, you NEED to set aside time for your friends and have a break from the university bubble. Try to stick to a regular thing so that you know you always have something to look forward to once a month/fortnight.
Our advice? Invite people to yours for a meal, have a movie night at home or bring your clothes together and have a swapsies night. They're all cheap and fun!
Family time: Being a student when you have your own family makes your university experience instantly harder, but it's important you include in spending quality time together and it doesn't have to cost a lot of money or time either.
Our advice? If you're struggling to manage it all - bring your kids to university! Not to your classes and lectures but to our nursery on campus so you don't have to worry and you can see them straight after you finish.
If you're ever struggling with your workload and just need a bit of weight of your shoulders, contact the Student Support and Wellbeing team.
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