Life as a student for the the past four years have been harder than i thought. When people ask you; so what do you do for a living, you reply : oh I'm a student. The first re ponce you get is...oh so life is great. In my opinion that is totally not the case. They might argue that if you are a student you can do what you want to, wear what you want to, party from Thursday to Sunday....etc. Most of those things are true but not actually realistic if you want to pass all of your courses at the same time. I remember in my first year, i woke up at 6am every morning to catch the 6.45am bus, then had classes from 8am to 12pm, after that you could get some lunch but only if you didn't have an assignment to hand in at 2pm. Then at 2pm i had to rush to do a practical or a tutorial which only finishes at 5pm. Now you can only imagine what you are going to feel like when you got home. If you are lucky and do not have anything to hand in the next day you could watch i bit of TV or visit a friend, by the time you go to bed, you have to wake up again.
On the contrary , being a student can be an exciting journey. Meeting different types of people, from Zimbabwean to Chinese. Also, you have access to loads of opportunities which i recommend you take with both hands. One of the most exciting things students look out for is the Freebies...a student will stamp on your head to make sure they get a free sample.
I think the key to being a successful student is to understand the concept of Balance. If you can master going to a party the night before an assignment is due you have accomplished studentship.