Moving to Lincoln College was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It was a life-changing experience that I’ll never forget. From my time there I have formed life-long friendships and learnt lessons I’ll take with me for the remainder of my life. Here are just a few things I learned during my time at Lincoln College.
- The importance of building friendships. One of the best things about Lincoln College was the sense of community. I made some of the most important friendships of my life at Lincoln College, and I know that these friendships will last a lifetime. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people and introduce yourself. It can be intimidating, but most people are open to making new friends. Remember to be yourself and be friendly and welcoming to those around you.
- How to manage my time effectively. In high school, I had a set schedule with classes and activities taking up most of my time. In university, however, I had much more control over my schedule. With so many classes, assignments, and extracurricular activities, it can be overwhelming to keep track of everything. One way to stay organized is by creating a schedule or to-do list to prioritize tasks. It can also be helpful to set aside dedicated blocks of time for studying and completing assignments. Avoid procrastination as much as possible and try to stay on top of your responsibilities. I learned how to manage my time effectively and prioritize my responsibilities.
- The value of independence. Living in a residential college was a big adjustment for me, but it also taught me the value of independence. I learned how to take care of myself and manage my own finances. It can be a challenging adjustment, but it can also be very rewarding. Being independent can give you a sense of accomplishment and self-sufficiency. It can also allow you to form your own identity and shape your own future. These are important life skills that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life.
- The importance of social skills. One of the most valuable things I learned at Lincoln College was the importance of social skills. They can help you make friends and build a support network. Having a strong social circle can help you feel connected and less lonely during your time at university. Social skills can also be helpful in academic settings, such as group projects or presentations. Being able to communicate effectively and work well with others can improve the quality of your work and make the process more enjoyable. I learned how to communicate effectively with others and build strong relationships. These skills are essential for success in any field, and I’m grateful to have developed them at Lincoln College.
- How to have fun. While your studies are important, it’s also important to take time to relax and enjoy yourself and Lincoln College is a great place to relax and unwind. Whether it was a movie night in the common room or a game of pickup basketball on the outdoor courts, I always had a good time.
I know that living at Lincoln College made a huge difference to my experience of university and I would recommend it to anyone moving to Adelaide to start their studies!