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First term preparation tips

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Annick Jenkin | English Language and Linguistics Contact Annick
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The first term of university is in full swing, and campus is finally buzzing after nearly two years! I have never seen campus so busy which is lovely to see! Freshers are settling in, and everyone is getting back into more of a normal university life. There is almost more of a sense of normality around campus which is exciting. A new term one means a new academic year is beginning. It is time to get organised and be ready for the new academic term. This is a great time to reflect and write your goals for this next year. Here are my tips for freshers starting university and returning students to get organised and ready for the next 10 weeks. 

Do your reading work and prep. You might not want to; trust me I have been there, and university prep is usually very boring, but it is so useful. It is set for a reason and if you did not manage to do it before university started try and do it in your first few weeks of university to get ahead as the reading will help with your modules. I really recommend making some written or typed notes with the readings, so you have a record of some of the key readings and theories in your file. 

Organise all your files, online and physical files. Have an online folder for your years’ work and I advise creating subfolders in this main folder with all your module codes, so each module has its own folder. You could even go so far as to make subfolders in your module folders for class notes and exam notes. In line with online folders as well as typed up notes, plus I use physical folders for class sheets and my revision cards. Having both is useful to cross reference and have two organised spaces for my notes. 

Familiarise yourself with your new timetable and campus. Once you get your timetable check the room numbers and building names and use the My Warwick app interactive’s map to find your rooms, so you know where to be and when. Plan in your timetable any society and social activities you have planned. Furthermore, plan when you can do your extra readings and work for your modules in the week before your individual modules. 

Lastly, have fun! It is fresher’s week after all, and this is your first week to make friends and meet new people. Get to know your new flat or your society friends through going out or having a fun game of monopoly in your flat. You will always remember your fresher’s week so make it a fun one. You will not have another week in the year with no classes so enjoy this freshers’ week and use the time to prepare for this next term. Enjoy university and keep safe!

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Annick Jenkin | English Language and Linguistics Contact Annick
Feel free to ask my anything from student life to…
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