Where has the time gone? Christmas and January have been and gone and here you are, faced with the second term of the year already. You’ve got used to the long lie-ins and lecture free weeks, and you know getting back into routine will be a struggle. But it’s not all bad. There’s still lots to look forward to and things you can do to get through the coming months…
1. Focus on learning
Your first term in university was probably spent getting to know each other, being introduced to the subject/course, and not looking like the geek at the front of the class asking all the questions. Not forgetting the lectures you missed because of the hangovers from Fresher’s events. But now it’s time to get serious. Attend all your lectures, do some research and dig out that reading list to expand your knowledge. And if you don’t understand something or you want to know more, don’t be afraid to ask – after all, you’re there to learn!
2. Broaden your horizons
You might have played it safe in the first term by sticking with your flatmates and people you already knew, or by doing things you’ve done before. Now you’ve settled in, you’re probably feeling more confident, so why not push yourself? Leave your comfort zone and try something new. Whether it be trying a new sport, joining a new society, putting yourself forward in class or simply mingling with new people, it’s not too late to do it – now is the perfect opportunity!
3. Say no to nights out
Did you feel obliged to go out and attend every single Fresher’s event last term just because you were a Fresher? Now things have settled down and you’re not so ‘new’ to student life, the pressure to go out will have died down. Learn that it’s ok to say no. If you want to stay in or do something different then you can! Who knows, you might actually have more fun doing exactly what you want to do rather than what people expect you to do.
4. Plan your summer
There’s no better way to get through the next few months of hard work than knowing you’ve got something to look forward to at the end of it. So, start making plans for the summer. How are you going to spend your time? Whether it’s a holiday with your flatmates, going back home to visit family, festivals with some old friends, or enhancing your CV with a summer job – there are lots of fun and worthwhile things you can do with your time off.
And if that wasn’t enough to get you through the next few months, then how about knowing you have a place to live for September? We’re pleased to say that we’re now taking bookings for academic year 2017/18! If you would like to find out more about living with us at The Hub, or to arrange a viewing, please call us on +44 (0)20 3770 9120 or email us at email@example.com .