This right here might just be the last article I write as a University of Malta student.
Every University student has two fundamental options during the length of his or her studies. Forget about credits, DegreePlus or whether it’s worth going to next week’s lecture. The first option is to attend as many lectures as you can, get the grades your parents wants you to get and spend as little time on campus as humanly possible.
The other option? Well the other option is what I chose, and I’m glad I did.
Being a University student is more than just studying and lectures. It’s also about gaining new experiences, meeting people and doing something with your life. I’ll stop with the clichés here. The option every University student face as soon as he or she walks through the crowded Gateway Building on to the open quadrangle is what to do outside of lectures.
Good question. Involving yourself in the so-called campus life will make the whole experience worth it. Don’t believe me? I dare you to ask anyone who like me spent more time in Students’ House than at home in the last four years. I dare you to ask anyone who’s been involved in an organisation to tell you not to do so.
Why doesn’t everyone do it?
Well, that’s another good question. Some people are put off at what ‘being involved’ really means. Some just say it’s too late to take the plunge and other don’t even bother.
Why do it?
I’m running out of good questions so this will be my last. Here goes nothing:
Choosing to be more than just a student is the first step of many great lessons where you will not only learn about others, but you will learn who you are and what you are able to do.
It might look like extra and unpaid work. It might make you miss one or two lectures and it even might make you miss out on that A. On top of that, you just might get backstabbed, slandered or demotivated by others…..but what is certain is that it is the most valuable experience our University can ever give you.
To be or not to be.