How To NOT Fail University


With deadlines and exams coming up, it can be quite stressful to find that PERFECT balance between work and play. In the midst of this ‘chilly’ season, I’m here to provide you with a few helpful tips to spur you on.

  1. Have a ‘To Do List’ and stick by it.

Making a weekly schedule or even a day-by-day one is a perfect way to feel as if you’re in control, especially when you reward yourself with a tick or a scribble, upon completion.

A ‘To Do List’ is a fundamental tool for time management, once you’ve designed or scribbled down your tasks on your phone, you can prioritise them and tackle them one by one.

  1. Go to the library/find a quiet space to complete your work.

Finding that perfect place to get your work done is vital in completion. With distractions at a bare minimum, it’s just you and your work.

  1. Have a study buddy.

Find a study buddy that motivates you to DO work. Two is always better than one, use it to your advantage and compare notes!

  1. Turn off your phone/ any technological device that is not needed.

At first five minutes without your phone may feel excruciatingly long, but it takes 28 day to form a habit! Avoid twitter or any thing that can turn a five-minute break into two hours of guilt.

  1. Use your resources to your advantage.

Use the library or your devices to your advantage; they are perfect when it comes to referencing or looking for articles for further research.

  1. Sort out your sleeping pattern.

With university contributing to late nights as well as constant afternoon naps, many of us walk around campus half-dead. Getting at least six hours of sleep is important, stop going to your bed after midnight and cut out on the naps!

  1. Talk to someone

It is vital, to have friends that encourage and motivate you, when things appear to be bleak. With that being said…

‘The people you associate yourself with have the greatest influence on your life. Your relationships will either make you or break you and there is no such thing as a neutral relationship. People either inspire you to greatness or pull you down in the gutter, it’s that simple. No one fails alone, and no one succeeds alone. ‘ – Eric Thomas, The Secret to Success


 Monique Boreland




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