The Biggest Challenges Your Child Will Face at Uni

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The jump from sixth form to university is a big one. Your child will have a lot of adjustments to make: academically, socially, and (as dramatic as it sounds) probably existentially too.

Studying for a degree, making brand-new friends, figuring out who they are, and generally fending for themselves – all of that is going to bring its challenges. It will be ultimately rewarding, of course, but definitely demanding. As a parent, you’ll be a huge help to them if you’re aware of what they’re going through and what their needs might be, particularly at the beginning.

Here are the most challenging aspects of life as a new student.
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Moving to the UK to Study: Everything You Need to Know

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Studying in a different country is an exciting opportunity, and it’s one that thousands of students take up every year. The UK Council for International Student Affairs estimates that there were 442,375 international students studying in the UK between 2016 and 2017, and that number is only going up. London is the most popular city among international students, with people travelling from as far as China and Australia to study here.

There is plenty on offer for international students in the UK, including some of the world’s highest-ranking universities, cities that are full of culture, and strong industry links (both nationally and internationally). If you’re heading to the UK to study, here’s how you should prepare to make the most of your time as a student:

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Which Fresher Are You? Tips for Every Type of Fresher

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When you head off to uni, you’re going to meet loads of different types of people. You’ll meet shy people, outgoing people, and somewhere-in-between people. The thing with university is that everyone comes into their own eventually; personalities start to show and you’ll quickly learn that there are loads of different types of student.

You’re no exception! These are the different types of fresher… Which one are you?

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