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
Well actually not! Have fun, go out, play sport, join a club, go for coffee, chat, snooze, go to the cinema. But pace yourself! You need to learn how to discipline yourself so you are ready for lectures. I've talked about balance in other blogs and will repeat it here because it's SO important. Whatever… Continue reading Party on dudes!
So a quick word about fun. Yes your studies should be fun. But... well you know what I mean! Don’t feel you have to go to EVERY party. I have seen time and time again students get carried away by freshers week and carry on partying for weeks and suddenly find it is exam time… Continue reading Fun
Walking around a sunny Warwick campus, I feel joyful. But it's not the sun. its that the campus has suddenly come alive again as Welcome Week is under way. I see hundreds of (mostly) young people finding their way around, seeking out friends and thirsty for a new experience. So despite the leaves starting to… Continue reading Why I love this time of year
So you've finally got rid of your parents. You've met the people in your flat and been to a social. What next? Students at most universities are usually presented with some options to ease their way into university life - and I know there is a mind bogglingly vast array of things to do this… Continue reading What to do in Welcome Week