Anxiety Busting Tips Before Starting University

Categories: Clearing, Undergradute

20/05/2021

If you’re feeling stressed and worried about starting university, you’re not alone. We can assure you that the majority of new starters feel the same way! After all, doing something for the first time is always a bit scary. We’ve got some good news, though; there are some ways you can get those anxiety levels lower so you can start looking forward to the experience.

Mentally Preparing Yourself for University Life

Lowering anxiety levels ahead of going to university is all about making sure that you are prepared. With that being said, here are some tips to help you out:

- Master the art of scheduling - One thing that university students can struggle with is scheduling their time. You’ve got those Fresher’s Events to look forward to, after all! Then there’s revision, lectures, and your favourite Netflix series. Master the art of setting yourself a weekly schedule so that you keep those stress levels low and manage your time effectively.

- Connect with other course members on social media - Social media has made it a lot easier for students to get to know one another before they meet in person. Facebook Groups are often made for university courses and year groups, so it’s worth taking a look at these and interacting with people so that you can chat with your course mates ahead of starting university.

- Get ahead with reading - If you’re stressed about the course itself, why not get ahead by doing a little bit of reading? You will likely have a number of textbooks that you will need for your course, so you can get a feel for what you’re going to be learning by having a brief look at these.

- Learn to cook - Are you worried that you’re going to have to live off Pot Noodles for the rest of your life? Learning to cook can make you feel a lot more comfortable ahead of university life. Start off with some simple dishes, like Stir-Fry and Spaghetti Bolognese, so that you’re not living off fast food.

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