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In university, most of you don’t have a full study timetable from Monday to Friday. At the same time, it could be the first time you live on your own. This means that you will have a lot more free time and space, and you can exert your independence to make choices and decisions for yourself. However, for some of you, greater freedom implies more uncertainty that can create greater stress.

While you have more freedom in university, you are also expected to fulfill more complex responsibilities on your own, such as balancing your academic and social life, completing assignments on time and being well prepared for examinations, scheduling your extra-curricular activities, managing your finance and taking care of yourself with healthy lifestyle, etc.

None of the above tasks is straightforward and effective self-management is essential to student success.