Things to know before starting uniWatch
Just a thread to help those starting uni this year or next year!
Student life, in partnership with UEA
I wish I had known not to buy all the books on my course as they were quite expensive and were also available in the library.
I also wish I didn't try and attempt to write all the lecture slides out, as it was unrealistic.
Lastly, I wish I knew about the ambassador jobs the uni offered, as it would've helped me quite a bit in terms of money.
~ Don't buy any books until you get there, as you'll end up wasting money on books you'll only open once (or not at all!).
~ Make sure that you register with a GP as soon as you arrive - you don't want to desperately need antibiotics or something else on prescription only to have to fill in all the paperwork to register when you're ill!
~ Don't panic if your flatmates aren't your type of people - you can't be friends with everyone!
~ Invest in a railcard/travel card if you will be taking long or frequent journeys.
~ Don't leave assignments to the last minute - try to get them started (even if it's just reading for them) when you first get your schedule/title.
I'm sure I'll think of more later.
I also wish I knew to make better use of the library and go there between lectures to get work done rather than doing it at home in the evenings!
Eloise - Official Student Rep