Friends vs. Studying

Now you’ve applied to university through UCAS… CONGRATULATIONS! Now you can breathe a sigh of relief and start focusing on what’s going to get you there!

You can also start to think about what the next three years will hold for you! Any student will tell you that student life consists of two main parts, social life and studying. At first it is hard to find that balance between these so neither are neglected but by Christmas I guarantee that you’ll have carved out a routine that’ll be second nature to you!

If you’re struggling to manage your time wisely and find yourself sat in the kitchen more than your desk- get the best of both worlds! Take your work into the kitchen if that’s where everyone is sitting so you’re not missing out and you can still do your work. You only know how you work best, if you’re easily distracted I really would suggest that you visit the library or the LINC building (which is open 24/7) for some peace and quiet.

If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed with the work you have to do, write a to-do list with the date it needs to be done by and do a bit everyday!  Remember if you do need any more support you can reach out to your tutor, course leader or year leader who should give you their contact details within the first few weeks of term. These people want to help you if you have any issues or concerns, so don’t feel like you can’t reach out to them! You can also contact Student Services for support in more general aspects of university life (here) or you can visit the Student Union in the HUB if you need any advice throughout your time at Edge Hill!

Unlike being at school or college when you choose the course/subject you want to study you’ll find it so much more interesting and doing the work will come easily! So make sure you’re choosing your course for the right reasons!

Best of luck with your UCAS replies!

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