This past week has been extremely busy and I realized that I happened to do the one thing that I have been avoiding and neglecting since I was born aka TIME MANAGEMENT. I have been wandering around the city with a book in my hands and whenever I have time, I scribble in some new notes about the things I need to do and when I need to do them by. Dn’t worry though, this lifestyle is totally optional!
How did I get here?
Besides your lectures (where attendance is mandatory for the most part), you can engage in a variety of other extracurricular activities.King’s College is home to a number of student-led societies. Sport clubs, business clubs, interest groups, religious groups and even political groups. At the beginning of each year every student is welcome to take a look at a sample of these at the so-called Fresher’s fair. Societies at Kings cover almost every aspect of interest you long for and they love having members. I personally am a member of three societies: Fencing Club, Business Club, and Czech and Slovak Society. But don’t worry as being a part of a society doesn’t mean adhering to super strict rules and mandatory attendance. They’re more of a hobby or a treat for yourself after a long week.
Another time-consuming activity is work. For those of you that want to make money for that extra bit of cash or just to get that feeling of being independent, this will be one of your agenda. The important thing to note is that getting a job doesn’t only require sending applications. You have to prepare for everything, starting from spending time on your CV and cover letter, to prepping for interviews to actually landing the job. There are different kinds of jobs available internally at Kings and externally as well. I myself work for King’s and my hours are quite flexible which works for me.
Also, if you want to work on your personal and career development, King’s offers a variety of choices that will help you reach your goals. You can find courses such as essay-writing courses, leadership and professional skills, CV reviews and computer literacy as well.
Did I forget anything? Yes! UNIVERSITY PREPARATION TIME! Coursework, tutorial work and everything else does not like to wait and is the only obligatory thing that you should focus your efforts on.
What I’m trying to say, in the end, is that everything that I’ve mentioned above (except university attendance and work) is optional. You can happily go out every other day or you may want to be super involved in different activities (which you can do) just make sure you can manage your time effectively so it doesn’t start affecting your coursework and your sleep!!