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Welcome back to campus for the second semester

Posted on July 15, 2019

Welcome back to campus! We know it’s cold outside, but there’s lots of warm, sunny spots all around campus for you to catch up with friends or get reading done before classes.

The third term is a short one and there’s lots of work to get through before spring sets in!

Remember that 29 July 2019 is the closing date for changing or cancelling modules without paying fees. Be careful of dropping modules because it has an impact on your studies and when you graduate. Choose your modules wisely and check your timetable as soon as possible to see if you have any examination clashes.

A good tip is to keep your diary up to date so you are never lagging behind on tests and assignments. It’s always a good idea get some friends together and form a study group early on in the term. You can regularly meet up and help each other understand concepts or discuss classwork while studying for your exams by working consistently throughout the term.

A good tip is to study whatever you’ve learned in class on the same day, this way you will reinforce your classwork with additional notes, tips and videos on ClickUP and you won’t face a large volume of work to go through in a short space of time. Remember that planning your time is key to achieving realistic goals.

Be sure to study hard for tests and put your best effort into your assignments to keep a good average mark throughout the term. Consistency is key to your personal success and the effort that you put into achieving excellence for yourself is THE UP WAY. You can also sign up for our free, online Ready for Work and Entrepreneurship programmes to get yourself ready for the world beyond university. You can do these in your own time and at your own pace.

If you are feeling overwhelmed or unsure about what to do, speak to your lecturers, tutors, faculty student advisers or use the psychological support services offered by the Department of Student Affairs. Your health and well-being are important. You are never alone, and everyone is here to help you make the most of your time at UP and become your own success story.

Best of luck for the term ahead and remember to make every day matter!

Last edited by Hlengiwe Mnguni

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