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Student resolutions for 2022

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Published: 31 December 2021

Student on the floor of the Library

New year, new you right? That’s the mantra so many say to themselves on 1st January.   

But did you know that 90% of people give up on their resolutions three months into them?  

If you are looking to beat those odds, you have something of an advantage – you’re a student at the University of Sunderland in London.  

While it’s easy to stop working on the things you want to change when they’re giving up chocolate or going to the gym more, resolutions based on your university life have that extra motivation.  

That’s because if you learn some new habits and work on yourself to improve your student experience, you’re more likely to feel the motivation you need to keep going.  

That’s why we wanted to suggest a few New Year’s resolutions for 2022 that will help you be a better student.  

Pick up something new  

You are at university, so it’s reasonable to assume that you’re learning something you didn’t know every day.  

While you get a lot of information from your lecturers and journal articles, your subject is much wider than you could possibly imagine.  

Try listening to a podcast from an expert in your area, like the Disruptive Entrepreneur or Tourpreneur 

Follow some interesting people from your industry on social media like Rachel Clarke or Addy Osmani 

Or take your knowledge outside of your area of expertise and watch documentaries or read non-fiction books 

Put your hand up in class  

When you're one of many students in a lecture room it can be tempting to sit in the back and make notes rather than speaking up.  

But the more you put into your university experience, the more you get out of it.   

Some studies suggest that active participation will help you learn information more easily than if you just sit and listen.  

So, this year promise yourself that you’ll be the first to answer when your lecturers ask questions.  

Get involved outside of lectures  

There are loads to do at the University of Sunderland in London.   

Whether you want to join us as a Stay Safe Ambassador or Student Ambassador, improve your skills with a free course or take part in a student society, our community is here for you.  

Maybe start by inviting some of your classmates for a study session at a coffee shop.  

Building your friendship group is not only a great way to get closer to the University, but it will also help you with your studies too.  

Set personal goals  

Whatever that means to you, it’s a good idea to take some time and decide what you want to achieve in your studies over the next year.  

Think you should be getting a First instead of a 2:1? Put that goal down and start working towards it.  

Do you write notes but never go over them? Promise yourself you will set an hour aside a day to review what you’ve learned in class.  

Whatever it is, set an alarm on your phone to do your new habit at a specific time of day. Eventually, it’ll become second nature and you’ll be well on your way to reaching your goals.  

Whatever it is you want to improve over the next twelve months, the University of Sunderland in London is the best place for you to do it.  

With our friendly academics and supportive community, your 2022 is likely to be a brilliant year.  

We’d love to hear about your New Year’s resolutions. Share them with the community using #WeAreSunLon on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and maybe you can inspire someone else.