5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Uni

Contributors: Group 4 - Christina Li, Yue Zhuang, Zoe Wu, Amy Do

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1. Plan your degree ahead of time

Think about the units of study you need to take in order to finish your degree on time with the right credit points.

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2. Prep your own meals

Sometimes uni food isn’t that great (and it can be expensive), so learn how to prep some healthy, cost-effective meals to get you through your classes.

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3. Make friends, talk to people

Join a student society, participate in extra-curricular activities, chat to the people in your class – get to know the people around you as they’ll become the best support.

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4. Plan your accommodation

If you’re an international student, or a local student planning to move out, research the best areas to live in that are conveniently located near uni.

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5. Improve your reading skills

Some tutorials will require you to do a lot of readings, so focus on honing your reading skills.

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About Amy Do 3 Articles
Amy is a student at the University of Sydney. She's currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts, and exploring the world of Internet transformations.