Brace yourselves! University session is on … And guess what that means? Uni is right around the corner! but before you jump in here are some Expectations Vs Reality of Benin Uni
We’re sure that you’re going to have the best time of your life being a student, however, sometimes, especially if it is your first year being at Benin Universities, things may not go as you’d always envisioned them. Benin university is not a bed of roses.
We agree that every student has a different academic experience, yet, the past has proved that uni expectations usually vary from their actual academic practices.
Here, we have gathered a few of the most popular student expectations compared with the real-life uni experience.
Expectations VS. Reality
Expectation: Big University Campus
Regularly universities campuses are usually big with lots of places to explore, hang out and chill out to study and so on, or maybe just the case in must Nigerian universities.
Reality: Benin Universities Campuses are Generally smaller than Universities in Nigeria
In Benin Republic there are no strict requirements of large land mass before opening are university, as far the university has the basic requirement it is usually approved to have the required space sufficient for the school to function which i believe is very perfect.
Expectation: Textbooks will be provided by the university
We hope that you are prepared for a lot of reading because, at uni reading is basically your full-time job. Therefore, students tend to think that their university will cover all of their textbook materials.
Well, this is partly true because in some cases the academic library will have hard copies of your textbooks, however, there are usually less than the number of students in the course, so if you would like one for free, that’s probably not going to happen if your university is not using Kortext.
Reality: Spending hundreds of pounds on academic books (that you’ll probably never use)
Following on from our last point, if your university doesn’t have the titles available, it’s both unfortunate and more likely that you will spend a fortune on buying your reading list.
The thing is, at the end of the year, your books will smell as fresh as new, as you’ll probably never use them.
So, top tip: Don’t rush to buy your books. Do some research to make sure if your university has a digital copy of them or provides access to platforms such as Kortext.
Kortext has a repository of two million texts – that way, you’re not only saving some coin, but you’re also saving yourself from the back pain caused by carrying those heavy books.
Expectation: You will be on top of my productivity for the whole year
Study hard, play hard! Right? Well, usually this counts for the first week of Benin Universities …which in most cases is your induction week.
Reality: ‘I need a break’ – you, 5 minutes into studying
Gradually as you progress through university, your workload grows with you and that is totally normal. Therefore, this makes it harder to always be on top of your A-game. However, we recommend sticking to a daily routine that makes you happy and gives you that boost of motivation which we all need sometimes to keep ourselves going. And remember, always leave some space for a nap!
Expectation: You need to make friends immediately in Benin Universities
Often, there is a misconception that the people you first bump into will stay your besties throughout you schooling in Benin University. If you like to take your time before diving into a new friendship, this can be quite an unnerving and pressuring process. Luckily, this is not always the case having in mind how different we all are.
Reality: People come and go and that’s okay
Yes, uni is a very sociable place, and you will meet a lot of new people, however, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they will stay in your life forever, which is absolutely okay. The most important thing is to learn and grow from your experience. Don’t feel pressured if you think you haven’t found your people yet, there is a big chance that other people haven’t either.
Top tip: You can always join different societies to experience new things and meet new groups of people.
Expectation: You will know exactly what is going on from the start
Usually, students tend to think that university is pretty much the same as high school. You just go to a different building and the classes are just called lectures to make them look fancy. Well…that’s not the case exactly.
Reality: You will learn throughout your whole academic journey
No matter if it’s your first-time cooking for yourself, doing your own laundry, or even opening your own bank account, there is always something new that you will experience which you might not be entirely prepared for. Although it might sound scary, the fact is that this is a completely normal way of maturing, learning, and finding your own ways of growing up. You’ve got this!
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Let us know if you would add any more examples to the list in the comments! We will love to read about your own university experience!
Posted On March, 2022
Written By: Blessing Abodunrin