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Preparing for (and enjoying!) University life – a mini series….Part 4

Learning to learn I’ve always been bad at learning new things. I’m awful in exam situations, and I struggle to take in new things when people are explaining them to me. I would speak to my tutors, ask for help, go to the library, but nothing really worked for me. …

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Preparing for (and enjoying!) University life – a mini series….Part 3

The main crew, 2002

It IS a shock to the system As much as I enjoyed being away from home, University life is a real shock to the system. I soon realised that the people who were my “life long” friends from back home, were no longer part of my life. I tried to …

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Preparing for (and enjoying!) University life – a mini series….Part 2

The first few weeks… Two words. Freshers. Week. I had no idea what to expect. Of course, when you have settled in your room and got your internet up and running, you start to get information about events that are taking place. Registrations, welcome seminars, module choices, Societies, clubs, teams …

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Preparing for (and enjoying!) University life – a mini series….Part 1

Penbryn Poster

The build up… It seems like only yesterday that I was preparing to go to University (something I never, ever, ever thought I would do). The truth is, it was, errr, 17 years ago. SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO! I applied for 3 Universities whilst at College. All of them to do …

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