Page written and resources collated by Jozef Sen, Lead Wellbeing Practitioner
University life is all about learning – academically, personally, and socially. This journey of learning is likely to be very different from what you experienced at school or whilst living at home with your parents or guardians. You may hear people talk about the need for you to engage with ‘active’ or ‘self-directed’ learning or activities. This simply means that you will be in control of your own spectrum of learning much more than before. In university the expectation is that you are now an independent adult. That means that you are responsible for your own behaviour.
Whilst, to begin with, this can seem strange and even daunting – in time most students realise that learning and living in this way can be more personally fulfilling and enjoyable. University can be a great place to experience, to experiment, and to find out who you are!
That doesn’t mean you should expect to be able to learn like this right away. You need to give yourself time to learn how to learn as an independent adult. Be patient, use the tips in this video and the resources at university and chances are everything will come together as you’d hoped.
Adapting to Uni Life
Advice on how to settle in to university and give yourself time to find friends and activities you enjoy.
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