Top 10 tips for starting college and university

Top 10 tips for starting college and university

  1. Explore the campus

    Make sure you have a good look around so that you know where everything is and, most importantly, what is on offer for you! You will find your friendly and modern Student’s Union in the Webster Building. Your Student Association, HISA, is also located here.

  2. Go to Fresher’s Week

    It’s a great opportunity to see what the college has on offer and the perfect chance to make some new friends. Everyone is new, so don’t be afraid to say hello! Perth College UHI Fresher’s week is taking place Tuesday 3rd – Thursday 5th September. Find out more info here.

  3. Challenge yourself

    It’s a good time to put yourself out there and move away from your comfort zone. Try something new, talk to new people – you never know where it may lead!

  4. ….But don’t say yes to everything

    You might get FOMO if you don’t do everything that you are invited to, but you will be at risk of burning yourself out if you do! Have fun and make new friends, but also remember to manage your time so that your studies don’t suffer.

  5. Go to class

    It’s new and exciting being at college, but it can also be hard work. Make sure you go to class, so that you can fulfil your goal of graduating! This is your future and your lecturers aren’t there to force you to go to class – it’s now up to you to make the effort.

  6. Manage your money

    Making new friends and going out can be fun and exciting, but remember to be sensible with your money. No one wants financial stress on top of busy coursework!

  7. Don’t be afraid to ask for help

    Whether it be a staff member, your lecturer or a fellow student – don’t be scared to ask for help if you need it. There is a huge amount of support on campus, so don’t be afraid or ashamed to use it. A problem shared is a problem halved. 

  8. Look after yourself

    Chips and pizza might be a fun diet to begin with, but make sure that you explore the healthy options on campus too! Why not sign up for the gym at the ASW? It’s only £10 a month and is a great opportunity to de-stress and meet like-minded people.

  9. Plan ahead

    It’s easy to fall into a trap of complacency after a few months of becoming a student, but make sure that you keep working hard so that you can stay on top of your workload.

  10. But most importantly….have fun!

    There will be times where your coursework piles up and you will be stressed over exams, but remember to enjoy yourself. Your time at college will be short, so make the most of it and savour every moment!

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