Well, that’s it, in the blink of an eye - summer has come to an end. But don’t be sad it’s over though, be grateful it happened. And what a summer it’s been. The return of British Summertime’s most prodigal child - music festivals. Plus the rollercoaster of emotions from the summer’s sporting events. It’s been a hell of a ride!
It’s not all doom and gloom though, as one chapter closes, another opens and we’re ushering in an exciting new period. As our school and university doors open for the new academic year, it can be an overwhelming period. Especially if you’re entering uncharted territory for the first time!
So, here’s our guide to the starting academic year in style - Soda Folk style that is!
Self-care should always come first
The beauty of self-care is that it looks slightly different to all of us. In the midst of settling into a different environment, making new friends and managing the workload. It can be easy to forget to take time for yourself. but we can’t stress enough how important it is!
Whether that be booking a trip in advance so you have something to look forward to, or just taking an evening to do something you enjoy that isn’t work/study related. A small act like this can have a much bigger and surprisingly positive impact further down the line.
Organisation is key
It sounds simple, but living an organised life will make the transition into a different environment much, much smoother. And of course, everyone is different. Organisation doesn’t look the same for us all, but taking those extra steps can really transform your experience.
Whether that’s spending 10-20 minutes in the evening’s to plan your outfit, or organising your bag for the next day, these small things can really help take the load off of your busy morning routine!
Discounts are your best friend
Trust us, you’ll miss these when they’re gone! From free/discounted bus travel around the capital to a 16-25 Railcard, which takes a third off the price of all train fares, and could save you some serious cash if you're planning on visiting home or friends at other universities throughout the term. The card costs just £30 per year, or £70 for three years. A complete bargain if you ask us!
Not only are travel discounts going to be your best friend whilst you’re studying, but there are also a host of shops, restaurants and activities that offer brilliant student discounts! Here is a really handy list of places that offer some amazing deals for you to sink your teeth into.
While studying of any kind, at any age can be a daunting experience there are countless support networks and small tips that can help your transitions be much easier. Then you can use all of that extra time and spare cash to treat yourself to a can or two of our Good Soda!
Need to stock up on some cans?