Off To Varsity? Here’s How To Ease The Transition.

Starting varsity is an exciting step in one’s life, but it can definitely be stressful and scary at the same time. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your first year at varsity.

Keep these tips in mind once you start classes, but more importantly, don’t forget to have fun along the way.

Believe in yourself 

Don’t ever think you’re not good enough to be where you are. The fact that you are where you are shows how incredible you are. You picked your course for a reason, most likely because it’s something you have a strong interest in, and any difficulties will be worth it in the end.

Get ready to make new friends

It can be overwhelming when meeting many new people, but remember that countless students will start university at the same time as you. The great thing is, you’re bound to share interests with other people so put yourself out there so you can find them, and they can find you.

Be organised

Being organised is not just important for your mental health but also your academic performance. Have a calendar that you regularly update with your assignments and make a daily to-do list to be more productive. It’s also helpful to write down your tasks and plans for the day or week.

Ask for help

Don’t be afraid to speak up and ask questions. Lecturers are there to guide you and facilitate your learning experience. If there is something you don’t understand raise your hand and ask for clarification.

Participate in extramural activities

It’s essential to take good care of your mental, and physical well-being by participating in sports activities or social clubs. Take advantage of the extra-curricular activities offered to you. This is also an easy way to make new friends.

Be safe

You may experience feelings of freedom once you’re in varsity like you can do just about anything without any consequences but unfortunately, this is not the case. You will always need to take precautions. Use a condom, don’t walk the streets at night alone and avoid substance abuse.

Varsity can truly be the best time of your life, so don’t forget to have fun, make memories and invest in your future.

Remember, if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Messagea Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).