Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Peek Into a University Students Life

As the year progresses quickly Semester one of University approaches. I am a Contemporary Marketing student in the hopes to specialize in Chinese Business leading an incredibly busy life style. For me to achieve good marks and manage to have some sort of a balanced life style means that organization plays a big part in my day to day life. When it comes to my classes I really want to achieve the BEST possible grades. Here are some of my tips and tricks when it comes to studying and juggling a full time job that help keep me organized. 

It all starts with the shopping list, I have already done my stationary and text book shopping for the year. I like to get in early when It comes to these two things mainly because book shops and the like tend to sell out quickly. Here are my purchases:

Due to working full time and many other things happening in my life at the moment I am only studying part time this semester, however when my euro trip ends I will be returning to reality and studying full time, therefore I decided to purchase all of my essentials for the year and will just need to top up on note books throughout the year as semesters come and go. 

My key stationary piece would be my large pink folder. 

The dividers help to keep things like lecture notes, slides, assessment and exam content separate from each other. I purchased the ones with the plastic tabs to stop wear throughout the year. When my subject is over I plan to remove the content from this folder into a simple plastic sleeved folder to keep paper from being damaged for If I need to reflect back on this work in future subjects and refill the pink folder. On the left hand side is a standard plastic slip to add loose pieces of paper to. I also stick a bunch of larger sized sticky notes to this so I am never stuck for one. 

My pencil case.

 You will notice all of the items in my pencil case are very bright and fun colours, this way I don't get bored of staring at a black, blue and red piece of paper. I also purchased the larger packets of pencils, pens and highlighters so I can stock up throughout the year If I run out, helping to manage my budget a little better. I will run through what pens and pencils I use and for writing on what to make It a little easier for you to understand how I like to study and what works for me. 

The small sticky tabs you see are for marking pages in my text book that I think I will need to go back and read over for exams or assignments. These tabs are the plastic ones to stop from wearing, you don't want to get the paper ones as they bend and get tattered easily. The high lighters are for key words and for highlighting throughout my text book. 2B pencils will be used in exams, I like to write in mainly pencil in case I make a mistake. Blue pens are mainly for weekly quizzes or making changes to drafts, and last but not least my coloured pens are used for weekly note taking in my note books. 

Might I also add that I have an extremely supportive boyfriend who gave me a beautiful Sheaffer pen as a gift for the academic year starting. 

Find them here

Are any of you students also? If so what Is your favourite way to keep organized and what are you studying?  I hope you all enjoyed this post. 

- Jacqueline xx


  1. I'm addicted to stationary, and love these little organisers! I am currently at LCF studying International Fashion Production management, good luck with your studies. you have a cute blog and it would be great if you could come over and check out my blog as well and maybe we could follow each other, have a lovely day doll!

    1. Wow what an awesome degree to be studying! I checked out your blog and am now following you thanks for the comment xx

  2. Haha cute stationery! I wanna see a picture of the pen he got you, not just the box?? I'm being lazy this semester and using all the pens/notebooks I've already got.

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  4. those notebooks are so pretty!