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Don't panic: guide to being a QMU student: Introduction

The The Guide to Being a QMU Student by Ellie Pullar & Bianca Petrone


This wee guide has the goal to help you navigate the beginning, middle, and end of university life. In other words, it aims to give some guidance from pal to pal to show you that university can be enjoyable and extremely cool, while being hard to manage sometimes but it is not meant to be easy.  You should see this guide as a cousin who is 4 years older than you and tells you: You will be fine if you do the work and keep yourself on track.

Every year a fresh batch of students like us face this crazy mix of issues and uncertainties. Therefore, this guide gathered some survival tips to help you conquer your degree like a boss.

Now depending on at what point you are at as you read this, some of the advice might sound like déjà vu because you've probably heard it before. For instance, how important it is to plan and how time management will literally save you. But hey, it's worth emphasising because it's THAT important. You gotta stay on top of your game, my friend.

But here's the thing: at some point, you might hit a wall. It happens to the best of us. It's like a temporary brain freeze where you're all like, "Wait, what am I even doing here? When is the deadline for that again? Oh the 22nd? That’s on Tuesday, great!" Trust me, we've been there. But chin up! We'll share some tips to push through that mental block. So, my friend, buckle up and get ready for this wild ride. We've got your survival guide right here, and we'll be cheering you on every step of the way. You've got this!