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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