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University Life: Make the Most of Your Resources

Welcome back to my University life series! This is the last post I’m planning to make, but if there any topics I haven’t covered in the series (read my older posts here) that you want to see please let me know in the comments and I’ll try to help out! The topic of today’s post is one I never really see being talked about and I am so mad at myself for realising way too late just how much my University had to offer! This post will also be particularly relevant for COVID-19, as we’ll be looking at online resources, which is what a lot of students don’t realise they have access to!

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University Life: Independent Living/Balancing Responsibilities

This won’t just be useful for University students hopefully, but anyone who’s going to be living independently for the first time and will have a lot more balancing to do! The focus will be on University responsibilities, but if you have a full time job instead, this should also be somewhat relevant. When you move into University halls, the first thing most students find is that they have a lot of unexpected things to deal with that take a lot more time than you might expect, so being good at managing your time so you can have a social life as well as managing your course responsibilities is really important!

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Halls, Flatmates and Moving Out!| Settling Into University Life

For anyone about to start University, chances are that in about a month you’ll be moving to a new city, living with strangers, and probably away from home for the first time. Everyone who moves away to University will have a different experience, but I wanted to cover some general points, and talk a bit about my own experience as well. This is also mostly based on the assumption you’ll be living in halls, but will hopefully be a bit applicable if you’re going into private housing as well!

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Maintaining a Relationship (Friendship or Romantic!) in Lockdown | Long Distance Relationships

A few months ago, almost everyone’s relationships — romantic or friendships — became, in effect, long distance relationships. I have had some experience of being in an LDR before, but only for short bursts of up to three months. And even then, we still saw each other regularly as we were about 100 miles apart, and had public transport to use at will. Things are a lot different in lockdown. This post is going to be coming at you in two parts, part 1 being about how suddenly being in a long distance relationship might affect your relationship, and part 2 will have some ideas for social activities you can do together. This post is absolutely, 100% NOT just about romantic relationships. Long distance friendships are also a struggle and emotionally taxing, and that needs to be normalised! Especially for university students in a similar position to myself, where I went from living with my friends at uni to living with my parents, it is a big shock. It’s almost a kind of homesickness! So please, interpret the word “relationships” in this post to mean platonic or romantic unless specified. Also, this is all drawn from my own experience, so you may have very different experiences! I’ve tried to draw on things I think others will relate to though.

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