Preparing to go to University

We each have our own ways of approaching major changes in our lives. But it is important that we find ways to successfully manage these changes.

We know that academic success depends as much on how well someone adapts to university life as it does on academic ability.

The pages and links on this website provide you with lots of practical advice and guidance on how to best ensure that your university career is successful. 

If you have any questions or concerns about starting university, contact us.

There are some simple steps that you can take to make sure that the process of going to university is as smooth as possible. This section outlines some of these preparatory steps with links for further information and advice.

Academic preparation

Studying at university is very different to being at school, here are some useful pieces of advice on how you can prepare yourself academically. Find out more.

Set up support

If you have additional support needs or have caring responsibilites, support is available for you within the University. Find out more.

Get in touch with other students

You can make friends in a variety of ways before you get here. Have a read and find out how. Find out more.

Top Tips

Here are some practical Top tips of things that you can do, to help you prepare yourself, coming to University. Find out more.