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Did you know?

One of the main concerns that you may have about university is whether getting a degree will help you get a job, and you’ve probably heard that you are likely …

A bit about student finance

It’s very normal to have worries about the financial cost of going to university. Most students don’t have savings to help pay for their time at university, and so rely …

Finding the ‘right’ balance

After the excitement has settled, the reality of why you’re at university will hit you. You’ll suddenly be required to take personal responsibility for your own studies – deciding when, …

Student view: Taking opportunities

In the third of our student to student discussions, Charlie and Elliot discuss the opportunities they’ve taken at uni to gain valuable work experience, how they try and balance work …

What do you do?

In the third of our vox pop videos, you’ll hear short snippets of our Student Ambassadors discuss what their role is, how they are able to help and support new …

Study

It’s really easy to get carried away with all the fun stuff when you start university but remember why you’re there in the first place. At university you’re expected to …

Work

Let’s be honest. Going to university is expensive, and for many first years, getting part-time work is a necessity. If money isn’t managed well, the financial pressure can be immense …

Go!

Welcome to Week 3! Meet your presenter for this Week, Charlie, and find out what you’ll be exploring about things to know when you start. In this Week you’ll explore …

Your story

In the last of the ‘your story’ segment, you’ll hear from some of our current students discussing what they’re currently doing to make the most of their experience and why. …

Social

It’s important to have fun and to socialise because that’s part of the university experience, and where you begin to build your emotional support network. However, this is probably the …

Being safe

When you start uni, it’s likely that you’ll meet new friends, have a great social life and enjoy the opportunity to connect with lots of people and it can be …

What do you do?

Universities provide many services to support student welfare as well as academic study and you read about some of these in Step 1.8. In the second of our vox pop …

Build your support network

Rosie, a current student at Reading shares her experience of her first week at uni and provides some useful tips: How will I meet people at university? Will I be …

Me time

As well as your studies, looking after yourself is something you need to keep on top of as soon as you start uni. It’s worth thinking about the actions below …

Budgeting

Issy, a current University of Reading student imparts her wisdom about budgeting. Money, money, money….must be managed! (Any ABBA fans out there?) This was one of my biggest fears when …