When I was completing my A Levels it was a big worry for me that I would suffer tremendously at uni. With uni being so different to college I wasn’t sure how I was going to manage it, and this worry made me feel quite anxious. I know this is a big worry for other potential students and students going into their next year and I really think that it is an important subject to tackle. Here are some tips to reassure you that there are avenues to go down if you’re finding uni difficult. P.S these tips are also incredibly useful if you are not struggling academically!!!
- You are not alone. I will bet you any money that if you’re struggling, then so is someone else. Chat to course mates and see if they can help. If not, tip number 2!
- Talk to the Uni. This is so incredibly important, give your personal tutor an email and organise and meeting! If your personal tutor knows about any struggles you’re having at uni then they will be able to help you. All the staff in both the Ancient History and History departments are amazing and are incredibly understanding and they will go out of your way to help you. This tip is important for just general Leicester life if you’re struggling with anything or just want to chat about something that’s what your personal tutors are for. See what your options are.
- Go to the Accessibility Zone. The Accessibility zone is in the library just after the gates and these guys are brilliant. They are so helpful without being patronising and annoying which is a huge bonus! I was given a sheet on study tips, some I hadn’t even thought of before. It’s little things like that that will make your time at uni so much less stressful.
- NEVER BE ASHAMED TO ASK FOR HELP. There is some sort of view out there that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Well, it isn’t. If you’re struggling and need a hand then ask anyone, course mates, personal tutors or lecture/seminar tutors, I promise you at least one of them will give you a hand!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask