A Positive Start to the New Year!
The thought of returning to uni after summer is sure to fill some people with dread. This isn’t true for me, but I can understand if you do feel this way. Early mornings, essay deadlines, cold weather. I want to use this blog post to give you some things to consider if you do feel this way, which should help you start the year off on a positive note.
You’ve worked incredibly hard to get here.
Chances are, it took a lot of effort for you to get the grades needed to study at the University of Warwick. Hours of revision, past papers, stress, tears. You’ve worked incredibly hard to get here and that is something that should be celebrated every day. The fact that you earned a place at the university shows how committed and hard working you are. The next time you don’t fancy crawling out of bed for a 9am lecture, think about this: you’ve put so much effort in to get where you are, why jeopardise it now? You’ll most likely regret it in the future but then it will be too late. The fact that you have the opportunity to attend uni is something to be proud of and shouldn’t be taken for granted!
You get to see your friends again.
Uni isn’t like school. It isn’t very likely that your friends live across the road from you. Warwick is a very multicultural university with students from all around the world. When exams finish, the majority of people go back to the countries that they call home and this means that you may not see your friends for months. Take the start of the new academic year as a chance to catch up with your friends. Although you may have them on social media, I think that nothing beats a face to face catch up. Time spent with uni friends is something that should be cherished. After all, you don’t know what will happen afterwards. I’d assume life gets very busy when you start full time employment. Make the most of your time together while you can.
Reading Week isn’t far away!
Ok, this isn’t as motivational as the other two points. Also, some courses don’t offer a reading week. I don’t really know where I’m going with this. However, if you are lucky enough to be on a course that offers one, it usually happens in week 6 of Term 1. Although it’s supposed to give you chance to read course material, it also gives you a week long break from the structure of uni. That’s something to look forward to, right?
I hope these points help you to have a positive start to the year. Let me know in the comments if you have any other tips!