In the starting blocks: How to make a successful start to the autumn semester
The start of the semester has its pitfalls. But don't worry, here's some practical advice for you.
- September 11, 2023
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Autumn is here and with it your new semester. Cool air, colourful leaves and fresh energy for the coming months await you. Whether you're a new student or already have some experience: The start of the semester has its pitfalls. But don't worry, here's some practical advice for you.
Organisation is everything
Yes, paperwork is a nuisance. But a few minutes can save you a lot of stress later on. Register for courses early, check your timetable and make a note of important dates in your calendar.
Choose materials wisely
A tablet can be really helpful. It's light, versatile and perfect for note-taking or digital books. But not everything has to be new and expensive. Used books, shared scripts or using the library can save a lot of money.
The first few weeks are crucial. Start reading early, jot down questions and get involved in seminars. A good start will make the rest of the semester easier.
Use the first few days to make new contacts. New people mean new perspectives and maybe new friends. And who knows, maybe you'll meet someone who takes the perfect notes.😉 Open-mindedness makes the rest of the semester easier.
New methods, new topics, new people. The semester offers many opportunities. Stay curious and open to new things.
Keep yourself fit
Yes, university life can be hectic, but don't forget to exercise. A short run or a quick workout will give you the energy you need for long study days.
Your autumn semester start is an exciting but demanding time. However, with a little preparation and the right tips, getting started will be a breeze. We wish you a good start!