Preparing for University

Starting university is exciting and fun – but it can also be quite daunting. Preparing for the first few weeks can help take the anxiety out of the process. As universities are aware of this big transition we organise a Freshers’ Week.

Freshers' Week is packed with fun and informative events designed to help students settle in, learn about the University and the city, and make plenty of new friends.

Most students settle into university life fairly quickly, but it is common to feel homesick in the first weeks. This is where your support will be invaluable, even if it is on the end of a phone. If their concerns don’t pass and you feel they need extra support, encourage them to make use of the student support services.

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