Most students are not prepared for the challenges of university and end up being whelmed, which results in them taking extra time to adapt to their new life. That is fine, sooner or later you get comfortable with university life, but a far better course of action would be to prep yourself, mentally and emotionally, for any issue you may face at university level.
Here are a few problems you should be prepared to deal with as a university student.
1. Adaptation to New Life
The first year of university is always hard when it comes to adaptation to university life so you should be expecting to at least get a culture shock because of how dissimilar things would be compared to home or school. Furthermore, it is important to not get in a frenzy over getting everything right. Give yourself some time, and expect to get a little bamboozled, but always stay confident that sooner or later you will come to love the university life.
2. Stress of Studies
Most students are paying their education expenses themselves so the pressure on them to get good grades is tremendous. Even if it is not them paying, there are still heavy social and educational impact of not succeeding in the studies. Students should expect the studies to be much difficult than before, and at the same time, should pay attention on learning rather than getting a good GPA.
3. Expense of Education
Mental health issues are surfacing commonly in students. You should learn that the only way you can avoid mental anxiety and make the cost worth is when you enjoy your time in the university, focus on your studies and keep a equal balance between the two.
4. Making New Friends
It is hard to make friends at a new place, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that you will have to fit in with people who have distinct interests in order to make new friends at university. You can be yourself and find friends at the same time, you just have to be calm and engage yourself in activities that you like.
5. Management of time
From trying to study & to maintaining a social life, to possibly working some sort of a job to help with expenses, students don’t have the “time” to handle and think about their time. They sleep in abnormal patterns and do everything at the last minute.
This kind of behavior is unsustainable and consequently, you need to at least set a timetable and start utilizing your time much more productively. You will be amazed at the amount of free time you’ll start to have on your hands.