Written by Maddy Hobson, UTS Bachelor of Nursing graduate (2020)
Orientation is about to get underway for another year at UTS. If you’re starting uni in 2021, here are my five tips for getting the most from your time here:
1. Join a club or society
If you are nervous or worried about making friends at university, why not join a club or society? Clubs and societies are a fantastic way to meet like-minded people who share common interests. Clubs and societies hold social events throughout the year and are a fun, easy way to meet new people.
2. Go on a food adventure in-between classes
Here at UTS we are spoilt for choice with fantastic food places! In the UTS Central (building 2) food court we have Mexican, kebabs, sushi, Indian, salad bars and Cha Time to choose from. Spice Alley is across the road and in Haymarket there is cheap dumplings – I won’t be giving the restaurant away as it’s almost known as a rite of passage to discover it once you become a UTS student 🙂
3. Engage in your classes
Not to sound like I am lecturing you, but engaging in your classes is one of the best ways to get the most out of your time whilst at UTS. Especially in nursing, our teachers are nurses themselves and are more than happy to share their experiences, advice, tips and tricks with students – you just have to show them that you’re keen and interested.
4. Seek out extra opportunities
The university is loaded with extra-curricular activities and even work opportunities. One of the best things I have done so far in my time at UTS is applying for a nursing student ambassador role. I have been able to work with many new people, make friends all whilst talking about the degree I love to perspective students and their families.
5. Have fun and embrace this new chapter
Starting university can seem daunting and really scary, but once you settle in, get to know some people and get stuck into your course you’ll see just how fun it really is. I have made some incredible friendships and memories over the years and I know you will too.