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New Year's resolutions for students 2023

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Published: 20 December 2022

A piece of paper with resolutions written on it(Tim Mossholder via Unsplash)

With the start of 2023 practically here, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. To be clear, we’re not talking about the old cliches that spring to mind ahead of early January. Sure, you can start eating healthier or make an effort to exercise more or become more cultured, but we aren’t interested in those types of resolutions.

We have your studies in mind. What type of resolutions or simple changes could you make to yourself or your routine that could enhance your experience as a student at the University of Sunderland in London? If nothing springs to mind, fear not, for we have some suggestions for you that can help you start 2023 with a flourish.


Take an EAP class
Academic writing can be difficult enough even if English is your first language, and your lecturers understand that sometimes it isn’t easy. Essay structure and referencing styles can vary from country to country and if you’re an international student, writing a complicated assignment in English might feel like an enormous task. Luckily, the university offers English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes where you can receive help navigating more technical and academic writing styles and much more. They’re available to all students and you can find out more here.


Apply for a student paid role
Did you know you can gain paid work experience during your studies? The university has a range of student paid roles ranging from Student Ambassador to Digital Coach that will look great on your CV and help you develop skills that will make you stand out after graduation.


Book an appointment with Health and Wellbeing
Our Health and Wellbeing team offer confidential support, guidance and advice on a range of wellbeing related topics, including mental health, and physical disability. The service is available free of charge to all University of Sunderland in London students and offers both drop-in and pre-booked appointments. Even if it is something you have never done before, speaking to someone about an issue that is affecting you could make all the difference.


Get involved with the Students’ Union
You may not have noticed them down on the third floor, but the Students’ Union are here to help you make the most of your time at university. Volunteering, trips, events and more, get in touch with the SU to see what they can do for you in 2023.


Explore London
You’re studying in one of the world’s coolest, most famous cities, so you might as well make the most of it while you’re here. Eat out, explore London on a budget, and have a walk around nearby Canary Wharf. There is a ton of stuff to do in the capital that will keep you occupied, stimulated and inspired.


Speaking of inspiration…
Nobody can inspire you to succeed at university more than your fellow students. Read some of our student case studies to see how your peers are finding their time at the University of Sunderland in London and reach out to connect. Whether their focus is Nursing and Health, Tourism, or Business, you’ll be sure to find someone who inspires you onto great things.

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