How do I organise my day?
Whether online or on campus, starting university studies means a new day-to-day reality that students have to get used to: How do I structure my day? And how do I keep from getting distracted during online teaching sessions? Kieback knows that everyone learns differently. 'While for most people the classic study setting at a desk is helpful, I, for example, liked studying at the kitchen table of my communal apartment the best – at the centre of the action,' says the expert.
However, she recommends set study times to structure the day, as well as rituals. 'For example, going for a walk around the block after breakfast and then starting the (study) day. Or making a date with fellow students for an online check-in in the morning or a check-out in the evening, followed by a little reward.' These kinds of routines make it easier to be organised, disciplined and, above all, motivated, says Kieback.
It also helps stay motivated if you reward yourself every once in a while for a day that went especially well. In addition to party nights, which are now possible again in St. Pauli, the Schanze and Ottensen, there are lots of daytime highlights in Hamburg. These are often free of charge or discounted for students (and sometimes for others too).
By the way: Students can use the HAW Hamburg semester ticket for buses, the U- and S-Bahn city trains, and regional trains in the A to E fare rings of the HVV transport system.