Six Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before You Go Back to School

Photo by James F Clay After you’ve been out of school and in the workforce for a number of years, it can be hard to imagine yourself as a student again. But lots of adults decide to go back to school and further their education, and it’s more common now than ever. If you’re considering it, ask yourself these six questions first. What are my education goals? You should figure out exactly what you’d like to...

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5 Rules to Finance Your University Degree

When you head off to uni it feels like the first real step into adulthood. You choose your own classes, the lecturers don’t know your names or hound you for your homework and can begin to structure your study and your life in a way which really suits you. Unfortunately, part of becoming an adult is paying your own way, and you will notice very quickly that university is a lot more expensive than school, especially when your...

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What to expect on your first day in university

The first day at university can be daunting for any student, and one thing you should expect is chaos. Between finding your classes, trying to take shorthand notes & book references, you might go a little bit crazy.. But there is hope! Try to walk around campus a few days before school starts and find out where your classrooms are located. It will save you from arriving 15 minutes late for your classes, which irritates some...

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Change your life: Know your goals

Welcome to the final chapter in the life changing guide. We are wrapping up the guide with the final piece of advice that brings everything together: Know your goals and actively work to achieve them Write down all your goals right now. Fitness goals, workplace goals etc. Make them achievable. Next to each one, write a time-frame you think is reasonable for it – if you can’t achieve it within 6 months, it’s too big...

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Surviving the first year

Unlike school, nobody at university will force you to attend lectures, take register or call your parents if your grades are poor. What may seem like long-lost freedom could result in overwhelmed first-year students — having to take on so much responsibility for the first time in their lives. The director of the Centre for Student Counselling and Development at Stellenbosch University, Professor Charl Cilliers, says the key to...

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Change your life: Get smarter

This is Step 4 in the ‘Change your life in 10 Steps’ guide! Previously we talked about Appearance & Hygience. Get smarter and more knowledgeable Develop a list of books you want to read. This should be composed of non-fiction about many subjects (politics, geography, religion etc.) so you become a modern day Renaissance Man, as well as fiction that isn’t just good entertainment, but will also make you think. Keep...

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