Students are feeling the stress of going back to university

As students prepare to go back to university they will be faced with all kinds of challenges from meeting course work dead lines, to budgeting and managing their social life. So how can they achieve universal harmony?

First year students worry about fitting in and coping with the work load and don’t know what to expect from this new era in their academic life.

Seasoned students are focussed on the trials and tribulations of achieving a university degree. Planning is the key to successful integration within university life, noting down the essentials, priorities and goals for the term is the first critical step.

Being able to visualise the scope of tasks more clearly helps lower stress levels and allows students to follow through on all those initial administrative chores.

When it comes to studying, proper note taking prior to an assignment is crucial in gaining a respectable mark, but linear notes do not allow students to fully expand on their ideas.

They can easily forget key points and fail to note the associations between many of their ideas. Also scrawled note taking makes it much more difficult to review and edit the thought process.

Using mind mapping software has been something of a revelation for some students; the software can help in the organisation and planning of all aspects of student life and work and allows the individual to get a sense of the bigger picture.

Mindjet makes software that helps people visualise and use information. Its product, enable individuals and teams to work smarter, think creatively, and save time every day.