Winning Life As A Student
The student is in many ways a charmed one. You have more independence and flexibility than you’ll have at any other time of your life – unless you happen to become extremely wealthy!
There’s an art to enjoying the student, to feeling like you’re winning rather than falling behind, or letting your studies drown out all the fun and so today we’re taking a bit of time advise students on how they can win at this charmed life, and not lose out.
One of the most important things to get sorted is your digs. This where you’re going to be laying your head and eating your meals for a year so it pays to put the time into making a choice you’re really comfortable with.
Let’s take just one town as an example. If you’re looking at student accommodation, Huddersfield has plenty of variety to offer, from rooms on the fringes of the town surrounded by countryside, to houses and flats in the city centre. Picking the right one means knowing whether you thrive at the centre of things or if you prefer to put a bit of distance between you and the hectic bustle of the town when you need to relax and concentrate.
Finding Your Friends
The thing that really makes university life is your friends. These are the people you’ll experience the best times with, and endure the worst, probably laughing equally at both.
Finding a really firm group of friends can be a challenge to begin with: the first people you meet are the ones in your accommodation and you might find you share little apart from sheer proximity! It makes sense to try and build a good relationship with them, as you’re going to live close by each other for at least a year but you may need to cast your net wider.
Looking at clubs and societies could be the perfect answer: whether your passion is gardening, acting or sport, there will be a student union backed society for it, and dozens of people who share that love with you.
Clubs and societies provide a social life starter pack, with people to befriend and events to give shape to the year so you always have something to look forward to, whether it’s matches or festivals to help you meet people at other universities to further your passion, or black tie celebrations in the summer to give you an excuse to dress up!