Get Organised Beforehand
Before you even start your first day of classes, be as organised as possible. Buy notebooks and pens and ensure you have a copy of your timetable. You may be asked to buy some educational books, ensure you have these before you start.
When you do start your classes, make a plan for deadlines and include realistic timeframes of when you plan to complete tasks. Make sure it aligns with your life outside of university, for example, work schedules and weekly commitments.
University can be fast paced, and it is your responsibility to take notes when tasks, topics and content is being explained to you. Many people note-take in different ways, and there are a number of methods that you can use. Test out a few to find the best way that works for you to aid you in achieving the best marks.
Whether you take notes digitally or physically, remember to save them to avoid them getting lost. Notes will be your best friend when it comes to actually completing the tasks and assessments.
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help
The worst thing anyone can do in a situation where they are confused, is to not ask questions. Don’t allow yourself to fall into the habit of staying quiet when you don’t understand something; this will only encourage you to procrastinate. Even if you do not feel comfortable talking in front of a class, you can email your lecturers or contact an advisor/student support for some advice.
Participate In Activities
Universities often have extra-curricular activities to choose from, as well as informative seminars, conferences and talks that you can attend. Not only do these activities expand your knowledge and allow you to make contacts, but it is a huge gold star on your CV. Showing your interest through participating in extra-curricular, can hold a huge advantage when job-hunting.