Starting University in 2020? Top Tips

Home | Starting University in 2020? Top Tips

Starting University in 2020? Top Tips

Are you about to start university? These resources are for you!

Firstly, congratulations for all you have achieved - we are really proud of all our LEAPS students, and wish you all the very best for your studies.

We know it has been an unusual year, so we've put together these resources to help you with getting started at university! These resources are for you, regardless of which university you are attending.

These resources include:

  • A student panel video with LEAPS student volunteers sharing their top tips for getting started at university.
  • Blogs from our LEAPS student volunteers on student life.
  • Advice from university academics on making the most of your time at university, and being successful as a student.

Look out for information coming from your university about:

  • How to enrol.
  • Moving in to accommodation (if this applies to you). 
  • What the structure and format of teaching will be this year.
  • Welcome activities they are offering - try your best to get involved in these, even if some of them are virtual!

Getting Started at University - Top Tips from our LEAPS Volunteers

In our 'Getting Started At University - Top Tips From Our LEAPS Volunteers' recording (clip length 37 minutes 28 seconds), you'll hear about learning and teaching (time code 01:48), accommodation (time code 06:43), making friends (time code 13:57), managing money (time code 21:05) and some things our volunteer wish they had known at the start of their time at university (time code 30:34).


If you are unable to access the recording, you can download a PDF of the recording transcript.

On the topic of accommodation, if you are planning to live at home, you might like to look at our volunteer Morgan's blog below.

Blogs on Student Life, from LEAPS Volunteers

Maybe you would prefer to read a blog about student life? We asked our LEAPS volunteers to take part in some blogging about uni life - check them out...

Advice from University Academics

Check out these short clips from university academics on how to be successful as a student and make the most of your time at university!