Best Life Hacks at Uni

By Emmanuel - Read time: 2 mins - 13th Feb 2018

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With so many lectures and extra-curricular activities to keep up with, life at uni can seem a bit of a challenge. By following a few easy hacks, you can simplify your life and make the most of your time at uni.

 

Life Hacks for the Busy Student:

Food Hacks

  • If you’re permitted to have a coffee pot in your room, make the most of it. You could use it to prepare meals that require hot water. Examples include couscous, soup, instant oatmeal, and sausages.

  • If you’re planning to work part-time, look for work at a restaurant or a café. They might offer you free or discounted meals with every shift.

  • Learn to make easy meals in a microwave. Coffee mug recipes can satisfy your hunger without breaking the bank.

  • Also, keep an eye out for sausage sizzles organised by churches, councils, and other organisations.

 

Study Hacks

  • Consider colour coding your books for quick retrieval.

  • You could also use coloured texters to take notes. According to research studies, colour coding improves your ability to extract information from graphs, charts, and tables.

  • Don’t slack off on classes that are easy. You need to attend them so you score straight A’s. It will help balance out your overall grade particularly when the harder classes begin.

  • Reward yourself when you’re studying for your exam. It will keep you quite motivated and help you achieve your goals faster. The reward could be anything from gummy bears to ice-cream, as long as you complete what you were meant to finish.

 

Monetary Hacks

  • Don’t have the money to buy a car cell-phone mount? Use an elastic band to secure your phone to the car’s air-conditioning vent.

  • Need a little extra cash to meet unexpected expenses? Complete a few surveys online. There are many companies that offer you a decent sum of money for your effort.

  • As a student, you may qualify for discounts or concessions. Many stores don’t put up a sign telling you they offer student discounts but if you ask, you'll find that they do.

  • Instead of buying books look for ebooks and print pages if required.

  • Head to dollar stores for cheap and useful finds.

  • Look for on-campus jobs as they often pay above the minimum wage.

  • Instead of buying expensive storage solutions, either fold your clothes and stack them vertically or use can ring pulls on hangers to hang more sets of clothes.

 

With these few tips in mind, you could stretch your hard earned dollars and even pay off a part of your student loan early.


Originally from Sydney, Emmanuel has been in finance his whole life and excels in anything money related. He has a passion for football and in his spare time you can find him writing on the beaches of the mediterranean while sipping on a frappe.



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