Student life at university - what you should expect when you start - and how to prepare now! Featuring the University of Northampton and the University of Winchester.


Event speakers:

Matt Tapp, Marketing Officer - Schools and Colleges Liaison at the University of Northampton.

Fay Pretty, final year undergraduate student at the University of Winchester.

Event Summary

This webinar is hosted by Jon Cheek, the Founder and Director of UniTasterDays. Guidance is provided for students to help them make good choices when considering university. The guest speakers for this event are Matt Tapp, the Marketing Officer – Schools and Colleges Liaison at the University of Northampton and Fay Pretty, a final year undergraduate student at the University of Winchester.

An introduction to student life at university
Matt speaks about starting university and how this is different now due to the coronavirus. He shares tips for settling in faster at university and adapting to your new environment.

If you are moving out there a range of accommodation options but these usually come with limited spaces. Matt gives his tips on ensuring you are able to make your accommodation as comfortable and homely as possible. He goes on to talk about student finance, how you can apply for university as well as bursaries, scholarships and student bank accounts.

At university you will quickly have to learn to manage the cost of living and Matt speaks about learning how to work out a budget. He explains how to manage your studies and stay on top of the work load. Finally, he touches on university life and how to get involved in all of the extracurricular activities on offer.

How to prepare for university
Fay speaks about the different university facilities that you will have the opportunity to experience. She explains what welcome week is, what happens and how to make the most of what is on offer. Fay goes on to talk about the important things you need to bring to university and items vital for your accommodation room. As a final year student she speaks about what an average week at university looks like and projects as well as extracurricular activities you can partake in.

Learning differs to the way you are taught at school and college and Fay explains the range of teaching styles and assessment methods. She touches on the support you will receive as a student on campus and in student unions. Finally, Fay shares her perspective on online learning and how things have changed on campus due to the coronavirus.

Session summary from Rubaya Zaman, a final year English Literature student at the University of Birmingham.


Event Recorded: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:00


 
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