Not yet a graduate but have already learned some valuable life skills.
University requires juggling multiple commitments. You'll learn to plan your time effectively, prioritise tasks, and meet deadlines. This skill becomes essential for maintaining a healthy work-life balance both now and in the future.
Presentations, essays, and group discussions foster clear communication. You'll refine your ability to articulate ideas effectively, adapt your message to different audiences, and express yourself persuasively.
Group work and living with others might lead to disagreements. You'll develop skills to navigate conflicts constructively, listen actively, find compromises, and reach resolutions that benefit everyone involved.
University encourages self-directed learning. You'll develop self-discipline, become more accountable for your own progress, and gain confidence in your ability to manage tasks independently. Also, if you're living away from home, you have to do housework and keep up with cleanliness.
Overcoming academic challenges and setbacks builds resilience, helping you bounce back from failures and adapt positively to setbacks in your career and personal life.
-Beth (Lancaster Student Ambassador)