10 Things I’ve Learnt About University

Here’s 10 things I’ve learnt about uni, and if you scroll down further you’ll see me go kind of in-depth about what I mean. This is only a small post, I don’t have to write a long post like I want to. :/

So here we go, 10 things I’ve learnt at uni!

  1. You get out what you put in.
  2. Some lecturers shouldn’t be lecturers.
  3. If you thought high school was bitchy, prepare yourself for the wide variety of people that’ll be in your tutorials and lectures.
  4. Group discussion is still terrifying.
  5. Working in a group is actually the worst assessment requirement.
  6. If you don’t have good time management skills you’ll suffer.
  7. Even in nursing courses, there are some class mates that for some reason want to see you fail or bully you.
  8. 8:30am classes are a bad idea. A very very very very bad idea.
  9. Cafeteria food is the worst but you know you’ll still buy from there.
  10. In nursing, even when you’re ahead, you’re behind in some other way.

And if you’d like to read on, here’s my in-depth part!

  1. If you aren’t willing to put the effort in, you won’t see the results you’re aiming for. If you put in tonnes and tonnes of time into your studies, you’ll see a better payout and feel soooooooo much better about yourself and stay motivated at the same time!
  2. I’m no teacher, but I’m pretty sure lecturers aren’t supposed to stand super close to you or condemn you for leaving a book at home when they have to repeatedly go back to their office during the class to get things they forgot. Reading off a PowerPoint presentation isn’t teaching, I literally do that at home with the online aspect of the course.
  3. You’ll get the highly opinionated (it isn’t all that bad unless they take the moral high ground), you’ll get middle aged students that don’t stop talking, you’ll get people that will stare at you for no reason (literally happens) and so on.
  4. If you’re like me, this scares the shit out of you. Group discussion is scaryyyy. Not just because you could say something stupid or wrong, but because I can guarantee someone will try and argue that you’re wrong, even if you’re right.
  5. Haha group activities for the win am I right?! You’ll get ones that don’t contribute anything, you’ll get ones that will wait till the last minute to say they can’t do anything, you’ll get people that want credit for work they didn’t do, it’s endless excitement!
  6. If you don’t work around your tutorial activities, online work and assessments you’ll definitely not get anything done. You also need to work in time to yourself and for sleep. You pretty much don’t have a life for the duration of your course, just let that soak in.
  7. I’ve already been bullied this year (why am I a magnet?), mistakes happen, that’s why we have classes and simulated labs because no one is perfect on a first try right? Well wrong according to people. You get the wrong syringe size and next thing you know you’re being talked down to and told that you’re wrong all the time. I get it, we’re all nervous about being incompetent, but if you feel you are there’s no need to take it out on other student nurses and try and make them feel how you feel.
  8. It’s too early to concentrate, it’s too early to listen, it’s too early to wake up, it’s too early to eat so your stomach rumbles for 2 hours in class; it’s endless!
  9. Okay not completely the worst, you can’t go wrong with a jelly slice or chicken tender but how in the hell do they manage to stuff up a classic potato cake?!
  10. I’ve been ahead in all my modules online, then I’ve had a look at my diary and realised I’m behind in assessments. Or I’ll be ahead in assessments and behind in modules. Time management people.


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