With lots of social opportunities and studying, the university experience can be a little overwhelming at first. Balancing both aspects is something all students need to learn to do to make the most of their time at university. If you’re studying at Aberdeen, then there are some things you can do to combine your study and social life.
The University of Aberdeen has a great reputation for being an excellent place to study and offers its students great employment prospects when they leave but that doesn’t mean it has to be all work and no play. There’s plenty of time to explore the local area, enjoy a night out in the bars and clubs, and simply spend time with new friends. If you combine studying and your social life you can not only have a great time but be productive too.
Set up a study group
Setting up or joining a study group is a brilliant way to keep you motivated and stave off boredom during long days in the library. Join up with others on your course to complete assignments or just revise. Not only will it help combine your study and social life but talking about different ideas with people and coming up with solutions to problems you’ve encountered will help the topics stick in your in mind.
Join a society
Depending on your chosen course you could join a society that has some relevance to your degree. A browse through the list of societies on offer at Aberdeen brings up plenty of options. For instance, if you’re studying languages you could brush up on your skills, have fun and learn about a different culture by signing up to the French society. You’ll also find societies aimed at students pursuing a career as a GP, those interested in chemistry and one to help improve creative writing skills. If you can’t find a society among the many on offer you always have the option to set one up.
Get out and explore
Aberdeen is full of historic sites, museums and lots of open spaces. If you’re studying history, geography or science there are plenty of options for getting out and exploring the local area while benefiting your studies too. If you’re heading somewhere new and interesting your friends that take a different course are likely to want to tag along too and take on a new experience.