You go to university to study, of course. You want to bring back that all-important scroll so that you can get a good job and be set for life. So you need to focus and work hard.
But all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Besides, going for diverse activities other than just those related to your course means you get to experience new things and pick up new skills!
Liven it up! Make the most of this period of your life and do these 10 fun but beneficial things before you graduate:
Read a book that isn’t study-related
Love a movie? Read the novelisation or the original book it was taken from. Want an edge to that game you’re playing, find the guidebook. Want to be inspired? Grab the memoir of your idol. Fiction or non-fiction, English or your mother tongue, it will improve your language.
Sit in on a lecture that’s completely out of your field
Hands up who knows exactly what course they wanted to do in the university? Thought so. If you didn’t, then you have probably been wondering what it is like to take another course. Wonder no more, tag along with your medic friend, or maybe law friend. Then be thankful your lecture isn’t as boring and you’re not as clueless as your friend.
Talk to someone you’ve never talked to before
Sit down next to that foreign student in the café. Or just join a group playing futsal. Your life may revolve around your cliques in high school. But the university offers a chance to expand your network. New friends are found in the most unlikely places.
Teach someone something
You can climb trees? Teach a friend. You know how to win the weekly prize in that video game? Teach a friend. It doesn’t have to be useful. It just needs to be fun. That is a cool way to bond.
Join a society for something you’ve always wanted to do
Love the wildlife? Join that Wildlife Warriors club. You may be a math student, but that doesn’t mean you have to join the math club. Find your passion. Practice your hobby. In other words, have fun.
Dress up! As a fictional character, an animal – anything
Well yes, Thor might not be welcomed into the lecture hall. Nor would Batman. But even superheroes have to eat. And they might want to prowl around the university to “safeguard the peace”. And if you can find like-minded souls, you can even put up a play.
Do something – anything! – silly, for charity
Maybe you want to hold a fundraising event for a worthy cause. There is the classic but boring car boot/jumble sale, or you can do something silly! To raise awareness for disabled people, invite people to wear a high heel only on one foot, and ask them to donate a ringgit every time they complain.
Explore every building that is part of the university
You cannot possibly claim you know your university well if you haven’t explored the university. Now, when your family come for the graduation, you know the most picturesque place for the perfect photoshoot. Or the secluded place to be with your loved ones.
Get a part-time job
It’s great for your résumé. You’ll also gain valuable skills in communication, responsibility and time management that will prepare you for your real-world occupation. Even delivering pizza sounds good.
Get involved with your community and grow as a person. You’ll meet interesting people and also feel great about making a difference.
So, go on – have an awesome adventure!!