So you reached the end of term and the holidays are under way. Time to relax. Well yes it is. In a way. But I have a brief piece of advice for this time of year.
Plan There's a great self-help book called "The seven habits of effective people" (available in the library as an ebook). So many books like this are complete rubbish but in my view, this one provides the best advice. And I will take this piece from it: Begin with the end in mind. At its most… Continue reading Settling in – first weeks at uni (3 of 3)
My previous blog talked about the important of pacing yourself and I now move onto the second idea for the new arrival - finding your routine You should now have got to understand your timetable and all the admin things should have been finished. So now is the time to find the best way for you… Continue reading Settling in – first weeks at uni (2 of 3)
So you left home, dived into Welcome Week and are starting to find your way around campus. You (I hope) have started to feel the rhythm of university life with the mix of social, sport, lectures, reading and coursework. I hope you are also finding friends, having great conversations (some serious, some absolutely not!). So… Continue reading Settling in – first weeks at uni (1 of 3)
So having covered how to prepare for university, I move to the "reflect" part of the model. As humans, we are driven to seek out meaning and purpose in life and your choice to go to university should be closely related to both of these. And I recommend you reflect on these before you even… Continue reading Getting ready for university: Reflect
This is the model I use to show the elements you should be working on as you start at university for the first time: I will cover the "prepare" stage in this blog and further blogs will cover the "reflect" and "ask" stages. A place to work... You should now know where you will be… Continue reading Getting ready for university – “prepare”
It doesn’t matter if you are coming to university from school, college or after a break, there is quite a step change in the way it works to your experience to date. In this blog I will briefly point out the key differences. Understanding these will save you time and make the transition smoother. I… Continue reading The differences between school and uni