Whether you’re living on-campus or in a share house, navigating the highs and lows of housemates can be challenging. Along with the newfound independence that comes with moving out of home, you’ll also have to deal with other people’s potentially annoying habits and an assortment of other issues – not exactly desirable during peak assessment periods.
We’ve all been there; a scary boss you don’t know how to talk to about your uni timetable. You can’t ghost in the shadows forever though. Eventually you’re going to have to tell them when you can and can’t work – and put your foot down if you need to study.
Between assessments, friends, family, working, dating, exercising, eating, stressing (…), and the multitude of other things going on in our lives, we can easily forget to take care of our health.
It’s not your fault. During the whirlwind that was Orientation – meeting your peers, hitting the water park, sussing out the best coffee joints – you probably didn’t think to write down every single piece of info coming at you.
Every exciting journey begins with a less-than-exciting packing list. I half-excitedly, half-anxiously recall packing my bags in preparation for the flight, uncertain of what lay ahead, and I cannot emphasise enough how much smoother the journey to Newcastle will be if you do some planning before you pack.