How to make your time at uni work for you

Your time at university is what you make of it. The more you put in to your experience the more you get from it. So this September put your hard hat on get amongst it. Here we share a few pointers to consider before the start of term.

Use your time wisely. Try and work in blocks of study/lecture/homework so that you can also have solid time off too.

Find the right combination of social commitments and work. Signing yourself up to every night/society/weekend away will cause burn out. Start small, but not so small you never get off the sofa.

Make sure you join at least one activity or group that takes you out of your comfort zone. Trust us, you’ll enjoy it.

Find your most productive working environment. If that is at home, because no one else is, then work there. If you find the library not very silent because everyone heads there for a gossip, then avoid and go elsewhere.

Find a uni job that works around your studies. Work out what’s your holy grail of jobs and don’t give up until you get it. Anything involving part-time work, flexible work hours, using skills you already have, that you can do from anywhere, will all work well when studying. And triple points gained if you can earn money even when you’re away from uni in the holidays.

And if you don’t know how to find a job like that, email us.

For more information on how to work for us please visit our careers page.

Our FAQ page is full of useful facts about how to get started.

And our practice tests are for those who want to get up to speed before applying to be a transcriber.