My first tip would be to start tracking your spending. Yes, it’s boring, but better that than be stuck with no money for most of the term waiting for the next finance injection.
Speaking from experience, I would recommend coming to a Visit Day, so you can avoid any stress on the first day of term, as you will already have a clear picture of where things are on campus and what your course entails. Here is what you can expect from a Manchester Met Visit Day…
Even though I have a nice big desk at home I can never seem to focus on my work when I am there. Home has too many distractions and I am always too tempted to make food, watch TV, chat to housemates or nap. So, if you are like me and need somewhere else to get cracking on work then here are my top 5 places on campus to study.
As Economics and Politics is a combined honours course, I’ve found that our days and weeks are structured slightly differently to many of my friends who do single honours courses. On Mondays and Tuesdays, my lectures are in the afternoon, meaning I can pretty much have a lie in every day of the week, which…
Most importantly, plan time to relax. If you don’t allow yourself some down time you’ll just end up dropping everything. The brilliant thing about planning time to relax is it removes any form of guilt. The voice in your head that says “you need to work” will not have any power anymore. Because this is your time to relax, you need to relax, not work.
And remember, you’re at university. Take advantage! Talk to your tutors, use the library, join a study group, etc. Just don’t put off your work and don’t rush – it’s all going to be okay.
As soon as I came back to Manchester after summer it weirdly felt like I had never left. It was nice arriving in September this time and it feeling more like coming home, rather than the lost feeling I had arriving the previous September. I could also skip the whole trying to figure out where everything is around the uni and how everything works, so I got into the swing of things much quicker this year.