Freshers’ Week does not have to be daunting. Jacob ‘Jake’ Durn tells us how he navigated through his first few weeks at Falmouth University and ended up with experiences and friends to cherish.Full article
4. Starting your course
2 What are lectures really like?
Lectures at college can be quite different from lessons at school, particularly when you are taught in a big group. This activity will help you to make the most out of lectures.Full article
3 What is group work really like?
Working in a group with other students is part and parcel of learning at college. Quite a few people worry about it, and some have real problems with it. This activity looks at the main issues people have with group work and gives you some practical tips for your own study.Full article
4 What are computer lab sessions really like?
On most technical courses you will spend a lot of tutorial time in a computer lab. Whilst you’ll often focus on what you’re coding or designing, you may also take part in discussions and group tasks, like in a traditional lecture. Read this article to learn more about the nature of lab sessions.Full article
5 How to manage exams
This section looks at how to manage exams. This includes information about what to expect, how to prepare for an exam and practical tips to help you perform well.Full article
6 What does it mean to be an independent learner?
Studying at university involves a lot more independent (self) study than in secondary school. Dr Marc Fabri, project lead for Autism&Uni, shares his expectations of students working as independent learners at university.Full article
7 How can the Library help you?
The Library isn’t just somewhere you can get books. It’s somewhere you can do your work on your own or with others, escape sensory overload and get some help with studying. This section of the toolkit will introduce our library and the services it can offer you.Full article