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Transition (into University) Workshop

Recommended Year Group: Year 13

Recommended Group Size: 10 - 40

Duration: 45 Minutes

Location: Classroom or similar

Aims

  • To help year 13s to feel more comfortable about making the transition to university.
  • To provide them with some tips to help them make a smooth transition from studying at 6th form and living at home to studying at university and the possibility of moving away.

Learning Outcomes

Students will :

  • Be aware of the skills they have developed at 6th form which will help them transition to university and the skills which they will need to develop.
  • Be aware of the opportunities available at university to help them meet new people and ‘fit in’ to the environment.
  • Have participated in a group exercise which will get them to think about the practicalities of moving away from home or setting up a study space within their current residence including what things to take with them.
  • Be aware of many of the sources of support available to them at university including counselling services and careers advice.

Resources

  • PowerPoint (with explanatory notes)
  • Paper and pens.
  • Undergraduate student ambassadors

Notes

This presentation can be adapted to make it suitable for an audience considering the transition into university or employment. It also benefits from the inclusion of a number of undergraduate student ambassadors who can participate in the group exercise and be on hand to answer questions and provide a unique perspective on making the transition to university from the point of view of someone who has recently experienced this.