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During your time at University, you’ll need to keep occupied outside of doing your work and the endless nights of clubbing, so this guide will essentially give you fun ways to stay active!
Despite what you may think, university isn’t all about hitting the books. Along with taking advantage of the numerous learning opportunities that are now accessible to you, enrich your student life by getting involved outside the classroom.
These next few years are some one of the only times that you will have the chance to easily indulge in your hobbies and connect with a range of people from varying cultures and backgrounds. Make the most of student life by not being afraid to leave your comfort zone, try new things and meet new people.
You’d be surprised at how many openings there are for students to get involved on and off campus. Enjoy playing music or singing? Snowboarding? Video games? Consider becoming a member of your university’s appropriate societies, they often organise relevant activities that you would love. I would also advise you to not just confine yourself to campus activities, explore the surrounding areas! Who knows if you’ll live away from home again?
There are countless opportunities outside of your lecture halls that can teach you valuable lessons and skills that will aid your growth as a person through your university experience!
Sign Up To The Gym
Signing up and going to gym on a regular basis is one of the most effective ways of staying fit. Your university will most likely have a gym but other, more financially feasible alternatives exist such as The Gym Group or Pure Gym. If you feel like a change from your regular workout, many clubs offer additional facilities like specialised classes i.e boxercise or yoga and swimming pools so you can find something fun to get your body moving.
Go with friends, flatmates or make gym friends! Some people find working out alone to be mundane, and a good way to make sure you’re pushing yourself to your limit is to go with someone else. This is also a great way to work on your form, as you can advise each other.
If you’re short on time like most of us uni students are, we would advise you to create a routine so you always know when you are due for your workout, and this way you’re more likely to keep yourself in check. If you’re really determined and en route to keeping healthy then you can even work out as soon as you wake up so that you’re energized off those endorphins for the rest of the day.
Clubs and societies
Universities offer hundreds of societies ranging from, you’ll soon link up with people who share your interests. Every subject will have a society, bringing together undergraduate and postgraduate students on relevant courses for a mixture of academic and social events.
Sign up at the Freshers’ Fair or join later. All the student groups are run by students so it won’t be too out of touch with your interests hopefully and you could find yourself on the committee, helping to direct the group – which looks impressive on your CV.
When you’re done with Uni for the day and feel like letting loose with your friends, there are countless things you can get up to after. Whether it’s going to the cinema, junkyard golf, bowling or even going to museums. There is always something to do, so you can’t be bored, there’s just no way. When you’re not feeling clubbing, you can go to chilled bars or to bongo’s bingo to get on a good vibe for the evening.