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16 Pieces Of Advice Uni Students Have For High School Students

High school is not the be all and end all.

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1. Not good at a certain subject? Don't stress. The best part about uni is that you are choosing a degree you know you will like.


So if you hate maths and see no plan for it in your future, don't lose too much sleep over not getting a great algebra mark.

2. Those Year 12 exams? Yeah, they probably won't matter that much in the end.


Definitely still try and do well, because you still may need a decent score to get into uni. But there's always alternate ways.

Plus no one over the age of 18 talks about their ATAR anyway.


5. Keep some of your old assignments. In a few years you won't be able to remember anything you studied all that well.

It can come in handy for uni assignments too - you might find you're studying something similar to what you did in high school. Otherwise, any old assignments can make for hilarious reading.

6. Enjoy the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.* days. Once you enter the workforce you'll miss what it was like to have a recess and a lunch break and be done with it all by 3 p.m.

** Most schools run on this kind of time schedule. Though the great thing about uni: working around a much more flexible routine.


11. Don't be mean to others on the internet.

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There's always going to be a bit of bitchiness in high school. But splashing it out on the internet could really come back to haunt you later on.

12. If you're a little weird, embrace it.

If you feel like you don't fit in, there's a very strong chance you will find people you click with at university or later on in life. Don't let small minded people stop you from being you.


16. Enjoy year 12. It may seem like the most stressful year of your life, but you will find you miss some aspects of high school.


And you'll also find most people settle down a bit in year 12 and become more mature. So if you have someone in your class you don't necessarily get along with now, that could all change within a few years.