Student blog

Beginning of the University studies

06.02.2018 13:15:29

When I first applied to University, I knew it would be difficult and it would not be an easy job to graduate. I made a vow to myself that I would work really hard and spend my spare time doing school work, after all I did not know anybody from my University before going there. Kas Sa teadsid, et ülikoolis saab õppida ka juba keskkooli ajal? Selleks on Õpilasakadeemia, mille kursustele registreerimine kestab 16. oktoobrini. Lisainfo: tlu.ee/akadeemia. / In case you have Estonian friends who would be interested in studying in a university already during their high school studies, suggest them our Student Academy. More info: tlu.ee/akadeemia. #tallinnuniversity #tallinnaülikool #õpilasakadeemiaDuring the first week when you meet new people and get new friends, you learn that maybe there is more than studying in the university.

It was so easy to make new friends in the university, after I realized that almost everyone else was in the same situation as I were, nobody knew each other. But there is much strength in friendship, because the people you do your courses with have to do the same work, and university is a journey that you all travel together. It is great to discuss with your friends about the difficult tasks and interesting subjects you learn during your lectures. You form new opinions and get smarter by hanging out with your friends.

When the exam period started after the first semester, I realized how fast the semester had went. I did not work as much as I originally planned with the university, and got a lot of stress from that. That taught me to make things right with the second semester. Now during my second semester I have even more work than before, and even thinking about it makes me nervous. I’m trying my best to think one assignment at a time. I don’t want to end up in the same situation after every semester, so when I advise new university students, I advise myself.

I got one advice from a friend who studies in University abroad, which is that; do not study for the degree or “because you have to study” but instead study for yourself. Try to make yourself as smart as you can and absorb all the knowledge you get from the professors. Because after the studies, when you’re applying for a job, it is vital that you can prove yourself, and show your knowledge that you’ll be hired. I try to think this every time the university work seems difficult and overwhelming.

Author: Paavali Koivula, Politics and Governance bachelor student.

  •  

    A Mad Good Time In Tallinn

    Student blog

    You may be asking yourself what to do during the cold winter nights or long summer nights in order to destress from the courses during the week. I am excited to say that the best night you can have in Tallinn is participating in the Mad Monk’s Pub Crawl, Tallinn. For just €15 you get one hour of all the beer and cider you can drink, free entrance into a night club (usually Club Hollywood), a leaving shot and welcome shots at all of the bars that we go to.  

    Read more
  •  

    TLU Hosts a Conference About the EU

    Student blog

    One of the many reasons that students choose to study abroad in Tallinn, Estonia is because of the unique character of the country and the ability to travel freely to other European Union Member States. While this may be an underlying desire in choosing Tallinn University the topic of the integration of the European Union is not often discussed amongst the students. Thankfully, Tallinn University allowed students and members of the community to attend a conference titled Europe in Hard Times; What’s to be Done?

    Read more
  •  

    Where to find the best coffee in Tallinn

    Student blog

    Hello, Aloha, Tere,

    My name is Katarina and I am a Master’s Student at TLU. Having completed my first semester of Graduate School I would like to shed some light on one of the most important aspects of Graduate School, COFFEE!

    Read more