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I’m currently going through a phase that I’m sure many final year university students before me have gone through: the quarter-life crisis. This mainly entails moments of panic over where my life is going, the sheer volume of work that’s expected of me, and the fact that soon I’ll be leaving the Selly Oak bubble to make my way in the big wide world.
University students of today are under so many pressures; work towards at least a 2:1 in your studies, get on a grad scheme, juggle society commitments, all whilst keeping up your social life so as to avoid becoming the next UoB Library Hermit. We’re only at the start of term and I’ve already found myself wishing for Hermione Granger’s Time-Turner, just to make everything a bit more manageable.
All this said, it’s easy to find final year a little bit overwhelming. So, I’ve compiled a list of tips on how to deal with the pressure of your final year – or any academic year for that matter – from recent graduates who have been there and done that.
By Daisy Lindlar
The UoB Linguist Magazine
Guild of Students,
University of Birmingham