September is here. There’s a definite chill in the air, the leaves are turning brown, and your suntan is starting to fade. For a lot of us this can only mean one thing: it’s time to head back to university. Whether you’re heading back to face your final year or just starting this year, you’re probably already wondering what you need to take with you: is six pairs of trainers enough? Do I really need all these notebooks?
One thing that’s sure is that you’ll need some tech to help make your uni experience as streamline and enjoyable as possible. What kind of devices you’ll need will depend on what you’re studying and what you want to get out of your time at university. Read on to discover our guide to what you’ll need to make your life at uni a breeze!
Art and design
If you’re studying art, design, or anything creative, you’ll need the flexibility to create on the go. The Galaxy Z Fold3 is for you. This is our first folding smartphone that’s compatible with the S Pen, which means you can use all of its beautiful 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display for drawing, editing, or even just jotting down ideas. With Multi-Window, you can have different apps open on each side of the screen, perfect for drawing from a photo or chatting with your classmates whilst you work. Once you’ve finished, you can fold it up, put it in your pocket and head off to your next class!
Studying a language takes a lot of effort: hours of translations, endless vocab to learn, declensions, tenses, and the dreaded irregular verbs. A huge part of perfecting your linguistic skills is getting familiar with the flow and intonation of the spoken language. For that, you’ll need the best possible sound quality. This is where the Galaxy Buds2 come in. Their well-balanced, enriched sound quality means that you’ll be able to do your listening exercises (or watch the latest hit TV show in the language you’re studying) without missing a single word. Their Active Noise Cancelling blocks out ambient noise wherever you are, which means you can study even in a house where someone won’t turn their music down.
Maths and sciences
Maths and science classes can be hard enough to keep up with as it is. But when you get home and have to sort through pages and pages of lecture notes – is this page from quantum mechanics? Or was it number theory? But what if you had somewhere to take notes and keep them all in their own folders. With the Galaxy Tab S7 FE, you can use the S Pen to take your notes, which you can then turn into text and save as documents. If you prefer typing your notes, not to worry! The Galaxy Tab S7 FE is compatible with a lightweight book cover keyboard, which makes typing on it a delight. Plus, with Samsung Notes, you can synchronise your work across multiple devices You can also import PDFs and annotate them right on the document, making studying even easier! With all of this, the days of desperately shuffling through piles of paper the day before exams are long gone!
Regardless of what you’re studying, there’s one thing that no student can do without: a laptop that can go the distance. Writing essays, taking notes, following online classes, Zoom calls with friends back home… Fortunately, earlier this year, Samsung launched three new laptops – the Samsung Galaxy Book, the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, and the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360. If you’re looking for a laptop that can double up as a tablet, the Galaxy Book Pro 360, with its touchscreen and S Pen is for you. Looking for something ultra-lightweight that won’t weigh you down as you run between all the classes in your busy schedule? Try the Galaxy Book Pro! Find out more about the new range.
The university experience can be quite stressful at times. You’re always on the go, you’ve got a full timetable, and your coursework seems to be piling up. Between one thing and another, it can be hard to take care of yourself, and getting a good night’s sleep goes out of the window. With the Galaxy Watch4, you can keep track of your health regardless of how much time you have. The Galaxy Watch4 can help you monitor your body fat percentage, your skeletal muscle, your body water and much more.
If you feel like you’re always tired, the Galaxy Watch4 detects and holistically analyses your sleep stages, letting you check your blood oxygen levels and snoring patterns – not that you snore, of course… It also provides advanced insights from the National Sleep Foundation to help you improve your sleep quality and duration.
As if that weren’t enough, the Galaxy Watch4 helps keep you motivated to keep exercising, even when it seems like a struggle. With challenges, competitions with friends, and a points system, exercise will be even more fun and rewarding.
Whether you’re going back to face-to-face learning or sticking with online classes, Samsung has something to make your university experience that bit easier!
What are your back to school essentials? Let us know in the comments below!