Balancing Social Life and Studying
The residential experience is one that is full of opportunities for making new friends and creating memories, however sometimes it is difficult to maintain your academic studies and a healthy social life. Here is some advice so you can find the perfect balance.
- Study Groups: Sometimes you don’t have to choose studies over socialising. Studying as a group is a great way to stay motivated and focused. The key to forming an effective study group is to find others who use similar study techniques as yourself and to share knowledge and resources.
- Manage Your time: The most important skill you’ll learn from university is time management. The balance of work, study and social life can be a challenging one if you don’t keep an eye on the clock. Luckily for us, there are many great tools such as Planners, Google Calendar and Microsoft To-do that can help us. Check out MSA.Lifehacks on insta for some useful info.
- Join Unit Group Chats: Joining and contributing to a unit group chat is not only an effective way to make sure you are not falling behind in a subject, it is also a great opportunity to make friends with common interests.
- Spice up your environment: Campus has plenty of amazing study spaces for you to use. It is easy to get stuck in your room with a lack of motivation. A helpful-tip is to make the journey on campus, set yourself up with a campus coffee (or Wholefoods brownie) and get studying!