ENJOYING UNI ACADEMICALLY
Believe me enjoying this side of uni can sometime be a huge challenge. The work is difficult, you’re probably struggling to keep up, and between all the quizzes and assignments you’ll find yourself having many late nights. On top off all that you’ll find yourself (particularly in 1st year) doing a bunch a courses that not only are you not the slightest bit interested in but neither can you see how it relates to your course, career, or anything you ever intended to do in your life.
My advice; make sure you go to all the lectures and tutorials, don’t think you can get by just reading the textbook (I know many people who failed doing that), try and delay falling behind for as long as possible, there’s no fun in turning up to a lecture and not understanding a thing because you didn’t do last weeks work, also don’t be afraid to go and see your lecturers and tutors for help, most of the time they’re pretty happy to help you.
I may have made it sound pretty bad, but if you’ve got the right attitude, are a bit disciplined when it comes to study, and are genuinely interested in engineering you’ll love it. Oh and it does get better, the course become more and more interesting as you go through your degree, you’ll get better at managing you study, the assignment become more interesting and challenging and you’ll actually be able to see yourself becoming a real engineer.
Ben Monaghan BE(civil)