Summer's here. The weather might not look like it all the time, but judging by the fact that most students have already retired from studying and settled into a life of partying, it's readily apparent that the academic year is pretty much over already. It's time to kick back and relax. However, before you set out to the greener pastures for the summer, it's important that you handle those last remaining things or at the very least make a mental note of what must be done schoolwise during these coming summer months. Here's a few for myself:
Remember to Sign up for Courses:
One of the first things I learned about the university following my first summer break was that signing up for courses should be done well ahead of time and you should put aside more time than just one hour a day before the deadline for signing up. No, really, it takes time. Not only is there actually choosing course but finding those courses which do not coincide with each other so you can at the very least make it to all of the lectures in theory. Oh, and in case you're a teacher trainee like yours truly, do note that the signing up for pedagogical studies has already started. Go do it now!
The Final Paperwork:
If you're like me and Kela is glaring at you due to the Etappi system (i.e. you have just completed your fourth year of studies and have yet to get your BA) please remember to do either one of these two things before the end of the academic year in July: either fill out another HOPS-form to show them that there is at least a glimmer of hope for you graduating some day, or, like me, fill out all the necessary paperwork, register all your studies and get your BA finalized. If you have already done so, good job, and please help me!
Remember to Keep in Touch:
Do not forget about your schoolmates over the summer. As far as I'm aware of, various members of SUB are arranging summer picnics over the summer. There's also the off-chance that you might find various members of SUB nested in the various parks and bars of Helsinki over the summer. Also, on a related note, remember to check BTSB again this coming August for our awesome back to school special!
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With that in mind you should be prepared for the upcoming summer. Please enjoy it and we'll see you again next fall!
Desperately Trying To Graduate, Patrik Renholm Editor in Chief