Hello and welcome to the first RoR of the semester!
I hope the start of uni has been treating you well! This week is always simultaneously exciting as well as exhausting- not necessarily because uni is stressful but because we have to acquaint ourselves with the ins and outs of our university routine again. But all the best of luck to you! I’m sure you’ll hit the ground running (or jogging or even walking, really) in no time!
Mid-Year Orientation Week!
Co-blogger Alejandro wrote about the planned activities for this week on this post.
Today, the 25th of July, the Clubs and Societies are setting up at the Sports Centre for the Club Festival from 11 AM to 2 PM. Every club or society will have a stall designated for them where you can approach them to ask about membership or what they’re passionate about. Joining a club is definitely one of the best ways to maximise your experience at university- you’ll make new friends while you’re all doing something you all enjoy.
Another activity is the Mid-Year Welcome Party! The LTSU has organised a huge party at the Carlton Club on July 27, Thursday.
You can get tickets to the party at the Club Festival today!
A new semester means new #How2Uni sessions are happening again! I know a lot of people found these sessions pretty helpful in terms of learning about new things or getting a better understanding of things we thought we knew everything about.
Some of the topics that will be discussed:
- How2uni Check-in
- Why do I procrastinate?
- Census date – what does it mean for you?
- How2study – mind mapping and other tips
- My Career
Your timetable is probably more or less set so this is the perfect time to build a routine around it. Start by slotting in time for work or other responsibilities then slot in time for pre-workshop/lab/tute activities (I have a lot of this this semester, I feel you).
One thing I also recommend is print a physical copy of your subject’s weekly calendar. Most subject coordinators provide it on LMS and it honestly is a life saver. It usually will have what topics you’ll be discussing every week and the dates as to when your assessments are due.
Lastly, read through your Subject Learning Guides.
Not only will it give you an insight into the subject and what to anticipate from it but it’ll help you decide if the subject really is for you ahead of the consensus date. You won’t ever get blindsided with hard topics or tough assessments if you read through your SLG. It’s there for you so you should take full advantage of it.
Have a good week ahead! Good luck!1