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Top tips for new students

Follow our top tips to make sure you have the best time of your life at college!

Get to know your way around

Take time to familiarise yourself with the campus you will be studying at. Check out our online virtual tours before you start, and find out where everything is without even leaving your home! <QR code>

Don’t miss your induction week and fresher’s fayre

There’s lots of activities taking place at the beginning of term so don’t be shy and get involved. Starting college is a great time to socialise and make new friends.

Make the most of new opportunities

There are so many opportunities at college to grow as a person, develop new skills, do something you love, network with employers and get involved in life-changing experiences. Embrace them and you’ll have the time of your life.

Don’t worry about not fitting in because you will!

Our student family is a diverse mix of different personalities and cultures. And that’s what makes it so interesting! Just be yourself and accept others for who they are.

If you need help just ask

It’s normal to feel nervous during the first few weeks, as you start your new journey at college. If you need help or feel overwhelmed talk to your personal tutor or one of our expert counsellors who will give you all the support you need to settle in your new environment.

Be open-minded

Get to know people who are different, try something new and step out of your comfort zone. It will enrich your life. Seriously, it will!

Believe in yourself

You have been given a place on your course because we know you can do this and we believe in you. You might find the first few weeks challenging but believe in your abilities. You’ve got this!