Studying at a South African university is very stressful. Life in a Mzansi university can be very frustrating, especially for freshers.
We decided to put together some tips that will help you survive in a Nigerian university. You can thank us later.
Without much ado, here are some tips you need to survive in a university.
1. Learn everything you need to know about the school:
This will help you settle down quickly. Don’t miss orientation, you can also get information from recent graduates of the school.
2. Be careful of the friends you keep:
Don’t be too quick to make friends with everyone, carefully select your friends and when you do, don’t over-trust because you don’t know who is who.
3. Be organized:
Plan your day, plan your outfits for the week, do your assignments when due. This will make you more organized and reduce stress.
4. Take your continuous assignments serious:
Always do your assignment and don’t miss tests. Your C.A is sometimes 30/40% of the total score, and it’s a good way to boost your score in a particular course.
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5. Make friends with people in your department and other departments:
Network with people who will help you because no man is an island of knowledge and who knows, these networks can be helpful in the future.
6. Be involved in the school’s activities:
Whether it’s the school choir or basketball team, don’t be afraid to get involved in it. This will help you meet new people and make memories.
7. Prepare your career path:
Figure out what you want to do with your life after school, so you can start planning, preparing and acting on it.
8. Take your physical and mental health:
Don’t skip meals and eat healthy meals. Whenever you feel stressed, don’t hesitate to take a break. Don’t over-work yourself.
9. Take care of your finances:
Make sure you spend wisely and cultivate the habit of saving in case of emergencies.
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10. Get to know your lecturers and course adviser:
Know your lecturers and build a strong relationship with them, this will make it easier for you to approach any of them when you need help. Please don’t date them.
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