50 Awesome Websites Every Uni Student Needs To Know
Your first few steps into an independent life, an onslaught of new responsibility smacking you in the face and intimidating decisions constantly being thrown at your feet – yeah, it’s not exactly a stroll through the park. Thankfully, there are tons of apps and websites for students that make the process a whole hell-of-a-lot easier. And guess what…we’ve simplified things even further, rounding up 50 of the best websites for students into one giant list you can access any time, any place. In other words: you’re welcome.
PS–YES, I know that some of these are apps and not websites–they’re still useful and still deserve a spot on this list (I mean an app is basically like a permanent website on your phone, right?).
Have a recorded lecture that you need to listen to, but can’t find a solid 2 hours to sit and watch? Flvto allows you to convert the video into a media file you can listen to, on the go (like maybe during your midday gym sesh).
Ever just wished someone else would do your homework for you? Meet Wolfram|Alpha. Through crazy computations (of which I could not explain to you) this site helps solve any questions you throw its way.
Some people swear by mind mapping, and if this happens to be you – you probably want to check out this site. The software helps to simplify and clarify complex information – great for any courses that are wayyy over your head.
Reading textbooks can be boring AF…but necessary to pass the course. Instead of trying to keep yourself awake reading chapter after chapter, just listen to the audio version of the book as you walk to class or run on the treadmill.
Essay due in a few hours? Well, there’s pretty much no chance you’ll be able to put together a super high quality piece of work (sorry, just being honest). But with this site, you’ll at least be able to type one up fairly quickly – just speak the words into the microphone and watch as they appear on the screen.
If you haven’t heard of this site, you’ve been living under a rock. For reviews and opinions of professors at your school, peruse through this site and let them guide your way to deciding which classes to choose (and to definitely not choose).
Similar to Rate My Professor, this is another one of those websites for uni students that, well, does just that. Alongside professor ratings, this site also rates the course itself – helping you create that perfect class timetable (if such thing even exists).
A virtual game that helps you to improve *good* habits? Sign me up! By treating your life like a video game – complete with rewards and punishments – you are surprisingly more motivated to achieve your goals.
If you’re anything like me, you have about 43789 different passwords, and can only remember, like, two of them. Instead of constantly having to click the “reset my password” button – use one master password through LastPast which will automatically populate all of your correct passwords. ALL of them.
Websites uni students need to know for consolidating
Okay, this website actually links to 6 different apps – all worth downloading…immediately. A PDF converter, a screen recorder, an ebook reader, PDF split and merger, slideshow maker and image re-sizer; BOOM.
Websites uni students need to know for communicating
Following the “Pomodoro” productivity method, this website sets a timer for 25 minutes, followed by a 5 minute break. The idea behind this strategy is that you’ll push yourself to work harder during those 25 minutes, knowing you have a few minutes to relax afterwards.
Just like the KeepMeOut app, this site allows you specify which sites you want to blacklist. Once you click the start timer, you have absolutely NO access to that site for the designated amount of time (yes, even if you delete the app or restart your computer).
Websites uni students need to know for saving money
Never have cash on hand? Me either. This can get annoying when you decide to split a pizza with the girls, but don’t have the cash to split the cost. Venmo allows you to just pay through the app – quick and painless.
A great way to start saving money…without even realizing it – this app removes a few dollars from your checking account (if you have enough money to do so) to stash into savings. Seriously, this might be one of the most important websites for uni students (planning for your future is important)!!
Websites uni students need to know for learning advice
Let’s face it; sex is a common occurrence in uni. As a woman, if you plan on joining in on the fun, you might as well be safe about it. This app is a great way for women to monitor their…feminine health.
This genius of an app tells you the best time you need to hit the hay (depending on what time you need to wake up) to eliminate grogginess. Now the hard part is actually getting yourself to fall asleep at that time…
If you have a kitchen in your uni flat, this is a great resource for cooking…especially if you’re not the most creative person when it comes to concocting recipes. MyFridgeFood creates recipes for you, using the ingredients you already have on hand.
It’s almost impossible not to get stressed out and ultimately a little bit run down in uni. Use this guide to determine which foods you should be consuming to rev up your immune system and get over that slump.
I’m a strong supporter of My Fitness Pal and recommend it to anyone who is concerned or interested in tracking their nutritional intake. Easily log your daily food consumption and workouts into the app and monitor your fitness and health goals. It’s an awesome way to stay on track!
I hate to break it to you, but as a uni student, you’re basically an adult. What does this mean? You should probably have a general idea of what’s going on in the world. If you can’t muster the strength to watch the news on a daily basis, subscribe to The Skimm and get daily emails summarizing all the top news stories (in terms we can actually understand).
What other useful websites for uni students would you add to the list? SHARE in the comments!
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Ashley is the Editorial Director of SOCIETY19. She is a graduate of Marist College with a degree in Business and Marketing.