My classes of my first year of university start tomorrow! If you didn’t already know, I am studying a Bachelor of Laws with flexible zone and elective units relating to human, environmental and animal rights as those are the areas of law that I am passionate about. This semester I will be studying two law units and two flexible zone units which I’m very excited about! Since there is a lot to prepare for uni and it is a bit different to other levels of school, I thought it would be good to share my preparation for it 🙂
O-Week (short for Orientation Week) is a good time to meet new people, become familiar with the campus, learn about societies and extra curricular activities and get tips about uni all before classes have started! I found it really helpful to prepare as I was able to locate where all of my classes were and get loads of information about studying effectively and resources available at my university. I also went to a few fun events, such as a party at the uni bar with my friends, which prepared me for the social side of uni life.
I actually only needed to go shopping for a bag for uni as I already owned everything else I needed. I bought a black handbag from Colette that I can fit my laptop, water bottle and anything else I could possibly need!
Checking Transport Times:
My journey to uni involves a 20 minute walk to the station, a short train ride and an even shorter metro ride (and the other way around on the way back). A quick step of my preparation for uni was figuring out which train and metro I would catch, mainly on the way there so I am not late, but also on the way back.
It is important that I plan my meals as otherwise I will spend all of my money at the food places on campus or in the shopping centre nearby! Since my uni days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for semester 1, I intend to cook up a big batch of something, such as chickpea patties with salad mix, on Monday nights and eat them for my lunch at uni with accompanying snacks, such as fruit.
This is super helpful for me as without knowing what I am going to wear the next day I will be sacrificing up to 30 minutes of my morning routine trying to decide on an outfit! For my first day I plan to wear this yellow shirt from Jay Jays and these white denim shorts from Supre with whatever shoes and accessories I feel like on the day 🙂
I needed to complete any tasks that I have been told to do before classes, such as pre-readings. I have also created a list on Microsoft To Do with each of my units as a “task” and then each of my things to do as a “step” under the matching “task” so I can keep track of the study I need to do for all units.
Obviously I will be packing all of the things I need to bring with my to uni in my handbag. This mainly includes my laptop, purse, lunch boxes, water bottle, stationery and a pad of paper, but there are a few other small things that I am bringing, such as tissues.