Sunday, 3 September 2017

Back to uni | University


Tomorrow marks the start of the beginning of my second year of my Arts & Culture degree at university. I'm both very excited and nervous for the academic year to start, because I feel like this is one of the most important years in my life. I have a clear idea of what I want my career to be and it's vital for me to have some sort of structure in the year to come.


I want to be a journalist and from february I will start a specialisation on media culture, which will benefit my dream/goal of being a journalist. I can't wait for that to start, but before that commences, I need to get on with a few courses and I need to be at my best from the very beginning.

When I talk of structure, I mean my kind of structure. I think one of the most made mistakes in life, is that one believes that there's only one clear path to success or in this instance, structure. I think this is wrong, everyone's mind works differently and we should treat it differently. So, what can be structure for me, can still be an unorganised piece of chaos to others. It probably will feel like chaos for the most of you out there, but it works for me and that's all that matters.

Now, I'm not going to make promises like: starting on time with essays or keeping track with all the reading. Why? Because I know that means fuck all to me and I know myself, I can manage to bag the essays with my own method of learning and studying. What I can do though, is create a more organised environment for myself. This means getting all my notes in order, make drives on my laptop and make sure I go to all the classes. Which also plays a huge role is my concentration. Not so much the lack of concentration, but what I use my concentration for. Knowing myself, I will probably invest my concentration in football 80% of the time and perhaps I need to focus more on the lectures in the coming year.

I know what you are thinking, how are you organising yourself at all? True, it seems non-existent, but for me this is a huge step forward. The key to a good year is to start like a canonball mates, and I intend to do that. It's not only good for my academic successes, but also for my physical and mental health. I will try to blog more about my university experiences and tips/tops, but I'm not sure I'm the right person for that haha. Anyway, writing this has helped me a lot already and that's of great value to me!

What are your ways to keep yourself organised with university or work? Let me know!

Marc
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  1. Hope this year at uni goes really well for you xx

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    1. Thank you Sarah, I really hope so too!

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  2. I've always had terrible organisation. I'd like to tell you I've improved over the years but I really haven't. Still, I somehow manage to get everything done by when it needs to be done (even if it's pretty close sometimes!)
    Good luck with uni! x

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    1. Haha I guess this will be in a few years time too! Thank you Kelly, hope you are well :)

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  3. Good luck with this year! I agree, it's important to find a way of working which suits you. I break my work tasks down into small, realistic chunks and try to tackle them that way.

    https://amyevans.co.uk - Amy

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    1. Thank you so much! That's a really good way of tackling your study, I need to remember that :)

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  4. Wishing you so much good luck and sending you so many positive wishes with going back to uni lovely, it's so important to find out what works for you. I can't wait to hear all about your year ahead and read about the memories you'll make. 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    www.alishavalerie.com | www.twitter.com/alishavalerie

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    1. Thank you! I will keep you posted, definitely!

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  5. I can't wait to go back to uni, I'm going to really try and get on top of all the work this year!

    Good Luck

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  6. I love post it notes and notepads to help me keep organised

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.com/

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  7. All the best for your new term Marc, just take each day as it comes and enjoy yourself! There can be a lot of pressure on students but like you said, stay organised and have a little bit of fun and you will ace your course. I liked to plan out things using my diary and calendar as I could split my time up according to due dates, and that always helped. I would spend bits of time on certain projects to make progress without having to rush anything and then it kept me from getting bored too. I also love lots of post it notes, colour with highlighting important bits and studying with friends and bouncing ideas off eachother really helps too. Hope it all goes well, and if you're interested in getting closer to your chosen career, looking into work experience or volunteering can sometimes help. :) - Tasha

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