Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Applying To University

University is so much fun! At least, it was for me after the first few days of not knowing anyone, not knowing the campus, not knowing anything. "I was anxious and slightly fearful but once I had gotten over the initial surprise of it all, it was a blast." Here are a few of my tips on how to conquer your first few days of university and some facts you might (or might not) know.

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Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Applying To University

  • Do your research! The internet is full of resources to help you find the perfect course for your interests.
  • Find an accommodation that suits you! It's important to find a place where you feel comfortable and safe. Get comfortable before uni starts and figure out your living arrangements.
  • Get organised! Create a timetable, prepare for exams, organise your finances, and make sure you have everything you need so that you are mentally and physically prepared to take on university.
  • There are so many things to do and see before you start. You might want to start with a tour of the campus, or perhaps go on a few trips around in and around the the town!
  • Make sure you're all set with your study supplies. There is nothing worse then having to borrow supplies from students who you don't even know during your first few weeks. Be prepared. Cover the basic supplies.
  • Go to the orientation day so that you can make some friends and get acquainted with the campus. The first official day of university can be daunting. Don't forget to make some new friends. This will help you ease swiftly into uni and make you feel more comfortable.
  • Pick the right program for you and understand what's expected of you. This is probably my BIGGEST TIP! A mistake many students make is applying for a course only to find out they don't enjoy it and then dropping out. Do your research about the course of interest and find out what is expected of you. Is it a 3 year degree? Are there going to be group assignments? Do you need to deliver portfolio's of evidence? etc.
  • Know how to finance your education. Nobody told me this when I was at university but there are many many funding options out there for students. If you need funding, look for scholarships, grants, and bursaries that can help pay for your education.
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