Learn - Social Journey
By mid semester, you'll still be meeting a range of new people. There's a place for everyone here. You're probably enjoying the social side of uni life. As you get to know people better you have an opportunity to explore new relationships and sides of yourself. You might find you're more comfortable with your tutors and lecturers.
Sometimes students feel lonely or miss home. If you live in a share house or on campus you're likely to encounter some challenges learning to live with others. It suits some students better to pop in for lectures with most of their social life elsewhere. Mature age students will be surprised at how they fit it all in.
Some students already have a study buddy or study group outside class. We'd encourage you to make these links whether face to face or on line.
"I was nervous about doing group work with students from other cultures at first, but not now."
"As a mature age student it was a challenge to meet new people. After a while I was able to find other like- minded students to study with."
"I like to study with my friends. We share notes and get a lot done after class. We're serious about it."
Student Tip: Learn with other students
"Don't be shy. Approach people. Ask questions always. You'll get answers quicker."
"You can work on problems more effectively in a group."
"The solutions to a problem and answers to a question are much more diverse and detailed in a group."
"Working with other students allows you to learn from each other and collaborate using all of your strengths."