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First Week of Lectures: What to Expect

Welcome to your first academic week at uni! University lectures are completely different to sixth form classes. It can be quite a shock going into a lecture for the first time not knowing what to expect. This post will give you an idea of what to expect from your first week of lectures, so they’ll feel less daunting. I’ll also be sharing my experiences of first year lectures, and a few tips on making the most of your classes.

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Welcome Week: What to expect

As a new student, it can feel daunting leaving school, college or work to start a new adventure at uni. The thought of moving away, meeting new people and starting a new course can be stressful. The problem is many people simply don’t know what to expect from their first week. Here are my experiences of Welcome Week, as well as a few tips to make the most of your first term.

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Making First Year Your Best Year Yet

Your first year of university can be scary, exciting and maybe even a little bit strange. Leaving home to come to uni can be a huge step compared to things you’ve done before. Becoming independent can also be challenging, especially when you’re learning to do things you’ve never had to do before! However, there are a few things I did before coming to Worcester which helped me get prepared. Here are my top tips to make your first year your best year yet.

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Getting Back into that University Mindset

I can’t quite believe that after a lovely, long summer at home, I am moving into my second year house and am weeks away from starting the next year at University! However, as great as it was having such a lengthy summer I have to admit thinking about getting back into an academic frame of mind is daunting. Here are my tips on settling back into uni and getting back into that university mindset.

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Starting Uni as an International Student

It’s been a while since I moved to the UK, but I still remember the feeling just a few days before I went. Even though I was determined to spend my three years of university in England, all the excitement was suddenly replaced with panic. I started thinking that I have absolutely no idea what I’m actually doing! Here’s my story of how I started off as an International student, along with some useful tips if you’re moving to the UK.

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How to take better photos: a student guide

It’s World Photography Day on Sunday 19th August! To celebrate the big day, I’ll be sharing my photography tips for taking better photos and enhancing your photos with editing apps. I often get asked how I edit my pictures, how the photos were taken or what magical “invention” helped me to capture that particular moment. All you need is a smartphone to get started!

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Clearing: Amelia’s Story

Clearing is here! It’s the final opportunity in the UCAS application process to find a place for the next academic year. A common misconception about applying through clearing is that it is just a last resort for those who have underachieved on results day. This is not the case at all! Keep reading to hear Amelia’s story and her top tips on applying for a course through Clearing.