21 Jan 2019
Starting out as a student can be stressful, so let's set the scene. You've been accepted to your University, but what should you do first? What do you prepare in the lead up? It's also easy to feel overwhelmed in your first week, but luckily O-Week is there to help you sort out all that admin stuff before classes kick in. Read on for a sneak peak of our top tips for kicking off university in the best possible way, and scroll down to download our whole guide!
Getting a clear overview of your financial situation can help you figure out your requirements for student life. Do you need to live out of home? Do you need to drive or catch the bus? Do you need to work? Figure out how you're going to balance your budget with a detailed financial plan.
There's a heap of student discounts out there, with massive savings to be had whether you're online shopping or heading to the cinema. Make sure you get yourself an ISIC card so that you don't miss out on any discounts. There are also some amazing student loans
and grants out there to help you with everything from textbooks to travel. You want to do some research around which student loans and grants you could apply for.
Pick Your Degree
Choose Your Courses Quickly
Getting Your Bearings
Get Your Life Admin Sorted
Know Your Resources
Sort Out Where You'll Be Living
Look for Opportunities
Be Ready to Learn New Processes
Don't Get Caught Out
I can't say this enough, print out all your subject outlines, (aka course guides) and read them! Have your exam and assessment due dates circled on your calendar. This isn't high school; your teacher won't be constantly reminding you to bring in your homework. Your assessments will creep up on you and even if you do deliver your work on the correct date, if you haven't followed the instructions in the outline, all your hard work could be for nothing.