termed as a second ‘home’ from home, as it’s apparent for high school leavers
across the country apply for admission, when forms are made available in order
to get a degree or probably a diploma.
always happy to receive that ‘heartbeat’ text or a well ‘crafted’ email
notifying them about how they’ve gained admission into the Tertiary Institution
of their choice.
though, when you jump, tap and/or dance to a self composed beat when you’re
picked to further your education.
are so eager to visit their new Institution, be the first to attend lectures,
and also plan on how to enjoy campus life.. But how can students enjoy life
when they get into University?
outlined some ways through which students can enjoy University Life. This post
can directly and/or indirectly be beneficial to you as a student, or probably
should you know about someone who’s in the University.
punctual at all times
punctuality’, and that’s an old but a very popular parlance for everyone to
know. As students, we have to be discipline and punctual to all campus activities
in order to succeed greatly in life.
you’re ‘free’ to live your own life, so, once you find yourself in the Varsity,
make it a point to live a fruitful one.
punctualism in those self written commandments coined by yourself as you
prepare to embrace the semester in prospect.
to value your time as a student, by being punctual to class, or probably any
organized program which is seen as valuable on your campus. ‘Sleeping is always
always sweet, and there’s this annoying feeling when you know you have a class,
most especially going for an early morning class. But hey, don’t over sleep,
wake up, prepare and go to class.
campus, 30-45 minutes right before class activities begin. Not just ‘thronging’
to school occupy the front seats, as most students are eager to, since ‘some’
are noted to have taken it as a ‘World Cup’, and others succeeding in making it
look like a ‘Uefa Champions League’ style of sitting.
early makes you apt and well prepared for lectures. You could use that
opportunity to read a book or revise your notes, or probably walk to some
friends and say ‘hello’ while awaiting your lecturer to come to class.
live afar, try planning and/or structuring your timings even before the
semester commences. If you’re unable to go to campus, 30-40 minutes as stated
earlier, it’s much more appropriate to be on time, be it to class or wherever
you plan to go.
punctual to class, but do well to partake actively during class discussions.
I wouldn’t want to expatiate further on it. I believe, you understand what I’m
up to with this point?
note, enjoying a good stay in school revolves about one avoiding ‘needless’
trouble at all times, and I urge students to note that, including you reading
this article. It’s very necessary.
relationship with people
to meet people from different background the very moment you enter the
making good friends who will impact greatness in your life, and not friends
who’ll only want you to sponsor them 24/7 to the Cafeteria or restaurants,
without impacting positively in your life, thereby leading you into trouble.
your colleagues, say to hello to those you meet on campus (Even if you don’t
know them), seek for ‘reasonable’ advice, and ask for help, if you really need
it. (Don’t be shy.)
relationship you have with people, with greed, ego and/or pride. This will go a
long way to help you in future.
you hide or ‘corner’ yourself without socialising building networks. Network
with people and learn something great from them too.
thinking at first, upon seeing a healthy relationship? Ayoooo!
relationship with people solely depends on the respect you have for them. Quite
a number of people have lost good friends probably because; they’re seen to be
decisions of people, and also tolerate their views as well. Avoid the bossy
nature and ban it’s ‘cousin’, attention seeking lifestyle on campus.
wrong, and be cautious about the utterances you make towards people.
by respecting your colleagues and, lecturers, including the non-teaching staff,
and everybody you meet on Campus.
‘All Knowing’ mentality as a student, less you lose respect.
relationship among people.
try as much as possible to be appear decent at all times. I’m not going to
judge the dressing style of students, No! I wouldn’t do that.
wearing clothes that’ll ‘expose’ us to the public. I hope you understand what
I’m arriving at.
confident to approach people and be approached whenever you dress well.
information on campus
remain updated on the happenings of your campus activities.
website or its notice board on daily basis for information. This could be done
right before or after class.
out from your colleagues about the latest development on campus. But, remember
to confirm the veracity of the information you receive.
understand as students is that, university isn’t only about attending lectures,
and going home after class.
earn a first or second class, but do well to partake in student activities as
good social life at the University by joining recognised clubs or
organisation(s) on campus, attend seminars and lectures outside your field of
an active role in student leadership/politics by running for a office when the
need arises. But, it doesn’t mean that, you should stand up one day with the
notion of picking a form in order to lead a Campus club or run for an office.
own capabilities and give it a try. It doesn’t matter if you fail or get
defeated at the end, the experience matters.
unhappy but sometimes laugh when I inform my colleagues to partake in extra
curricular activities and they’ll be like ‘I’m not interested, I need to read
for my First Class.”
read so as to ‘bag’ all the A’s but our inclusion in the outside world will be
justified at the end of the day.
job owners tend to ask students or applicants about their special skills as
well as their contributions made, during school days. (Ask any C.E.O. or M.D.
if you doubt me)
none, what happens?
know that, you earn a lot of skills should you remain commited and actively
involved in extra curricular activities.
when one keeps a ‘backup’ of his or her interesting and/or sad moments so as to
reflect on in the near future.
diary or visit the App Stores and download any of these Diary apps.
summarising your daily activities in your diary, and this will go a long way to
help improve yourself as well remind you of great memories in the future.
could boring and you should agree with me that, all work and no play…
hectic moments in school with some good fun.
on weekends, attend end of semester parties and so on. But be careful about the
type of fun you indulge in, less you get into trouble.
who live in hotels, rented apartments outside campus, or even home.
resources very well, inculcate the habit of saving and minimise the calls for
‘top up cash’, less, your parents or guardians will be irritated.
spendings and learn to save, since savings are important for daily living.
a proper planning that can ‘house’ all your semester activities.
ultimate goal at the University is to earn a good certificate prior to your
times, complete assignments and make time for studies. Sit and read or revise
your notes at all times. Reading every day improves your brain.
timetable for yourself which will guide and control your activities.
regularly (if you can), read articles and books online, and ask for help on
something which you don’t understand in class.
or ‘Kyiibom’ and buy good books to read.
Second Class will amount to the seriousness you put in your studies. You know
what I mean, don’t you?
to know that; “Life isn’t about attending the finest or prestigious
University in this world, it’s all about coming out with something great’
post sought to suggest some ways to enjoying good life at the University, and
it will go a long way to help us all achieve something great at the University
prior to our graduation.
a relatively who’s at the tertiary Level? Get him or her to read this piece.
reading, I hope you enjoyed it? Watch out for my next post.
identity, and I am a student at the Ghana Institute of Journalism.