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You’ve made it to university!


Life as a student can be brilliant, but it can also be tricky. We’ve compiled handy hints and links to resources that can help you as you make your way through your university course.

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Student Life

Getting to university is a big deal, but what about now you’re here? Whether or not you choose to speak to any staff or students about being care experienced, there are certain areas of student life where it can be a good idea to know what support is available for you.

From mentoring and buddy schemes (either with other care experienced students or more generally), to work and travel opportunities, to help with finding accommodation, this information sheet and these links can help you.

Taking care of yourself

Beyond the more tailored support and opportunities listed in Student Life, your university will have a wide array of support that is offered to all its students. It’s a good idea to make sure you know where to find help with…

  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • Self-care
  • Independent living
  • Wider support
  • What to do in the holidays

All this and more can be found in the links section.

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