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What is the uni life about?
Original post by Studentfats
What is the uni life about?

Hey @Studentfats,

Uni life can be multiple different things:

The studying of your degree which will be different for everyone as contact hours per week vary between different degrees due to the amount of work expected of you. In terms of studying for your degree this can consist of prep work ahead of your lecture or seminar so reading beforehand to help during lecture or work to do ahead of a seminar. There are then the assignments as well in which you may have to do this alongside prep work as well in which this shows how time management is learnt at university. As you usually find your contact hours are rather low due to the expectation of studying outside of this time.

Moving away - this can be a big part of uni life if you don't live close enough to a university to commute or don't wish to, this allows you to live with different people and make new friends and can be a great way of learning to become independent and look after yourself.

Careers - There can be multiple events that are held during your time at university for you to connect with different employers/companies and help with networking/making contacts for the future. There also could be careers weeks or there is at my university where you can be taught how best to write a CV and cover letter and also meet some of the alumni which could also help with networking or finding a career you are interested in.

Societies and Sports Teams - Usually you meet these people during freshers week as there is an event held for you to sign up this is a great way of meeting new people and joining a society that interests you or a sports team whether that is for fun or for the competitions. These can be great for making sure you have some chill/social time during your degree and not just focusing on your studies.

Hope that helps!
3rd Year Geoenvironmental Hazards Student
Original post by Studentfats
What is the uni life about?


Uni life is about transition.

It's having an idea of what you want to do in future and over a period of time becoming more an more equipped to fulfil that dream, or it's not having a clue what you want to do but studying a subject you enjoy and getting to the end and thinking that you are now ready to do something new, or knowing which area you want to go into.

It's a time where you learn a lot about yourself, how you relate to others and what's important to you in life. It's about getting to know people who challenge your thinking or encourage you to look at things from multiple perspectives and thinking about how you may want to change things, or how you want contribute to society, or the difference you want to make in the world. It's growing in confidence about who you are as a person and what you want in life and how you plan to make that happen.

In short, it is becoming more of the person that you want to be.

Hope that helps,

Oluwatosin 3rd year student University of Huddersfield
Original post by Studentfats
What is the uni life about?

Hi there,

I have tried to put it in as concise as possible :smile:

University life is a unique blend of academic pursuits, social experiences, and personal growth. It's essentially about balancing your studies with extracurricular activities, making new friends, exploring new interests, and learning to live independently. Everyone's university experience is unique and it's normal to face challenges along the way. It's important to remember that it's okay to ask for help when needed, and to make use of the resources available to you on campus. Ultimately, university life is a journey of self-discovery and personal development.

Please, do not hesitate to ask questions

Second Year Cyber Security Student at DMU :smile:
Original post by Studentfats
What is the uni life about?

Stealing a bit from good ol' Douglas Adams, uni life is much like life, the universe, and everything. The answer to it is 42. And what does that mean, you ask? Anything you want it to be.

Not a great answer, but the truth nonetheless. University lifes are as varied as there are stars in the sky. The only two rules you should keep in mind is to not neglect your studies and to have fun, in whatever way you discover fun is!
Original post by Studentfats
What is the uni life about?


I guess the one thing, I cannot stress enough is that the university life is whatever you make it to be! There can be a lot of stereotypes of the "uni life" and what it should look like so I would just like to say that as long as you are having fun, prioritising your studies and overall health, you are doing okay!

As well as what university teaches you educationally, it is also about what you learn socially. Being at university, fresh at age 18 teaches you about what it is like to be an adult and the transition into adulthood - and it is okay if you make a few mistakes along the way. By being a student, it could be the first time you have moved, first time living with others or by yourself, first time you do some chores like food shopping, cooking and cleaning etc and also taking some responsability for yourself. As well as making new friends at university, you also spend a lot of time by yourself which is good as you learn on how to look after yourself and become more independent and overall develop as a person.

You meet many people at university, it is a huge social network which is good for friendships and developing professional connections also. University, is a time when you can be studying and being an adult but also find some time on the side so perhaps teach yourself something new or be a part of something.

I hope this helps
-Maddie, second year Health and well-being in society student at De Montfort University

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