As well as all the fun that you expect from student life, university can be really stressful. There are multiple deadlines to keep track of, exams to revise for and presentations to prepare in groups. Sometimes it can all get a bit too much so here are some tips to keep a clear head.
Writing a to-do list not only helps you get organised but it can also help you get all the things you’re worrying about having to do down on paper and out of your head. Once you have everything you need to do written down, the tasks seem a lot less daunting and you can tackle them one at a time.
A good work ethic is key for a successful time at university. However, it’s important to take time for yourself so you don’t feel like the hard work is never ending and wearing you down. Try to schedule your time so that you have free days to do what you really want, whether that’s spending time with friends, watching TV all day or absolutely nothing!
When the workload seems to be getting too much, try to remember that it’s not just you struggling. Usually, when a lot of deadlines come at once or it’s nearing the end of the semester, everyone else is getting stressed too. Talk things over with your friends and you’ll find you can reassure each other that you can get through this.
If you’re struggling in a module, asking your lecturer for help can take the weight off your shoulders. They are paid to help you so don’t let your fees go to waste! Or if you’re having a hard time in another way, remember that you can always go to your personal tutor for help and reassurance. It can seem daunting to talk to an official member of staff sometimes but just remember that is what they’re there for.