Student Survival Tips is your one-stop-shop for tips and tricks to get through university. Have fun, socialise, and pass your degree with flying colours.
University is hard. There’s so much to do and many of us have just moved out of home and away from our parents doing almost everything.
When I started Aston Uni in 2005, I was 19 and had been fortunate to have had experience of boarding school and living away from home. That doesn’t mean I had it easy, but I had it easier.
Not only do we have to deal with attending lectures and writing essays, but we also need to learn to manage our time, socialise with new friends, and get on with housemates that aren’t as reasonable as we’d like.
I started this website in 2012, shortly after my sister started university. She told me the horrors of some of her new housemates, including one who didn’t even know how to wash up! I took to Google to see if there was much in the way of support for students and couldn’t find much. A website was born and I’ve been updating this site ever since.
Student Survival Tips is mostly for those who are at university, whether in their first or their last year. There will be the odd tips for parents of students and graduation years, but it’s here to help get you through what should be your most enjoyable years of life. Everything is broken down in categories for easier searching and you can use the search bar at the top for something more specific.
In 2017, I decided it was a time to make a change to the website. Rather than focusing on all areas of student life, I narrowed down to two areas that students told me they most appreciated: studying tips and money tips. There is a lot of crossover in other areas of student life in these areas and they certainly play a large part for all students.
I generally post twice a week, covering these two topics. All older posts can be found in the archive section.
You can have fun and still pass your degree!