I haven’t done one of these in a while and it’s only been the start of the week and I have forgotten at least 3 things I needed to check up on so, you and I are due for one. Let’s start!
CHECK YOUR EXAM TIMETABLE
The La Trobe exam timetable is up! It pays to know when your exam is so you’ll know exactly how much time you have to prepare (or procrastinate. I do not recommend this, for the record) for it. The timetable also has information on what you’re allowed to bring in to the examination venue, like calculators or dictionaries or in some cases, a piece of paper with some notes.
CHECK ON YOURSELF
How are you? Are you doing okay? Still hanging in there? We’re almost at the end of this semester which also means we’re all almost at the end of our wits. Stay strong, keep sane, and give yourself a break here and there. If you find that you’re still struggling with everything, there are a lot of good people at the university that are willing to give you a hand.
There are the Peer Learning Advisers, who can help you manage your time and support you in your learning- mainly with reports, assessments, and everything else.
We have a whole blog post dedicated to the different support services on campus which you can read here.
CHECK ON ONE ANOTHER
Do you feel like someone you know is having a tough time? It’s difficult juggling life and friends and university and work and just about everything else. We all have different coping mechanisms but the one constant thing is that no one should ever feel alone in their struggles. Ask your friend how they’re doing today, it’ll make an impact, for sure. Mental health is just as important as physical health.
CHECK ON THE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES AT UNIVERSITY
The university is always hustling and bustling with a million different events and workshops and opportunities for everyone to be a part of. It’s hard to keep up, this blog definitely helps but there’s one other thing you should befriend: the MyLaTrobe app. Basically, anything and everything you need to know about university is there at the tips of your fingers. You don’t have to check it everyday but it’s a good resource to have.
Have a good week! You’ll get through this!