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Skip to 0 minutes and 14 secondsWelcome to Week 3 of Live Smart. I'm Charlie. In this final week of the course, you'll be turning your attention to life after you start university, looking at how to make the most of your time during your studies here and support that is available. You'll look at some of the more practical aspects of student life, such as time management and finding that good balance between work, study, and social life. You'll receive expert advice in developing these useful life skills and how you can put them into practise. You'll also look at options available to you beyond your studies, for example, part-time work, volunteering, placements, and a year abroad. The list really does go on.

Skip to 0 minutes and 44 secondsTaking a chance on these can really help boost your skills, grow your confidence, and get you ready for life after university. You'll hear some of our current students discuss opportunities they are taken and how it's helped them develop. We hope this week will help you think about how to thrive at university and how to make the most of opportunities that come with being a student.

Welcome to Week 3

Welcome to Week 3!

Meet your presenter for this Week, Charlie, and find out what you’ll be covering about things to know after you start.

In this Week you’ll explore topics that are useful for you to know whilst you’re at university, such as:

  • Discover the types of opportunities available at university and how to make the most of them to build your skillset
  • Discuss balancing study with part-time work and socialising and hear experiences from current students
  • Think about next steps after university and experience a university careers fair

Remember to watch for comments made by Lead Educator, David Dobraszczyk and his team of mentors: Calum, Issy, Thanagid and Emma. They are here to share their knowledge and past experiences of starting uni and happy to answer your questions.

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Live Smart: Your Essential Guide to Living at University

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