Was one of your new year’s resolutions to change up your uni experience? Maybe you are tired of sitting in your room struggling to find the motivation to get out and socialise? Perhaps you’ve done a little too much socialising and your studies are calling for some attention? Whatever your situation, as we arrive at the start of second term, there is plenty of stuff that you can do to iron out your first term bugbears.


If you didn’t go to refreshers fayre and haven’t been involved in societies before, you might think that you have missed the boat yet again this term. No need to fret- whether you want to get sportier or unleash your artistic flair, there’s a society waiting to help you make the most of your uni experience.

Simply head over to https://www.sussexstudent.com/sport-societies-media/discover/ to browse from all of the options available to you. Spice up your life with the International Cuisine Society, tap into the local live music scene with the Live Music Society or get political with the Liberate the Debate society.

There’s so much choice that it’s unlikely that you won’t be able to find something that interests you but if you do have a niche that you don’t think is being explored and that you want to share with likeminded people, start your own group! Find out more about how to get started on forming a society of your own on the Students’ Union website.


If you’re starting this new year and new term under the impression that you didn’t get into the groove of your course last time round, this term might be the time to adjust your approach to uni life. It’s definitely not about all work and no play, but finding a balance can be crucial to staying on track with your studies.

By now you probably know what works well for you- maybe you’re a late night crammer or a coffee shop queen- but if you’re in a situation where you have no idea where to start on work and the thought of going to classes feeling out of your depth makes your stomach turn, a trip to the Study Skills Hub in the library to talk to a university professional might be just what you need to get you on the right track.

With time racing by sometimes it’s hard to keep up and easy to let things get on top of you; with a little bit of planning and an open minded attitude 2020 could be your year.

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