One of the things I wish I’d known before coming to university is that routines are everything. They are lifesavers, especially when it comes to balancing the three different sides of your uni life: the academic, the extra-curricular and the social.
For those who will be moving to uni, routines will greatly abate the overwhelming homesickness that comes part and parcel with moving out. That being said, routines do not exist for you to fill your days up, but instead provide you with some structure to get up and get on with your newfound independence. Hence why also establishing a realistic routine is important.
And for those who have just left Sixth Form arriving at university, you may find yourself wistful and longing for the school days of regimented hours. Which meant- albeit reluctantly- you managed to get your work complete during study periods and a few hours after-school and then time left over was your own.
Well in uni all of this is non-existent, you’re left to your own devices when it comes to creating and implementing these routines and you’ll find your days, at the start, completely in flux.
So here are some tips for those who crave a bit of structure in their lives.
By Annissa Warsame – 2nd Year History and Politics at Falmouth University