My thoughts on preparing for second year – the survey

  Last week we put out a survey to find out more about how fellow students prepared for second year studies, which got me thinking about my own preparation. Studying psychology often feels like being in an avalanche of recommended reading. For every class (whether that’s a lecture, workshop, etc.), we have one or two corresponding bits … Continue reading My thoughts on preparing for second year – the survey

Survey Results: No Pre-Arrival Reading Received

Following on from the previous two posts relating to our pre-arrival reading research, our final post looks at the results of people who did not receive pre-arrival reading and how they went about preparing for starting university despite this.  Out of the 115 responses from the questionnaire, a staggering 63.5% did not receive a reading … Continue reading Survey Results: No Pre-Arrival Reading Received

First Term: Expectations vs. Reality

I’m going to describe my first term at university abroad as a way of expectations vs. reality in certain areas students might find challenging.  First of all, living away from home and settling in. Personally I didn’t find this challenging as I am quite independent and good at making new friends. But on the other … Continue reading First Term: Expectations vs. Reality

Reflections on first academic term as a Geography Undergrad

The first academic term at Sussex University introduced very different methods of learning compared to those at A-level. It was especially new for me as I was returning to education after taking a year out between school and university to volunteer and travel abroad. I found Fresher’s week exciting and attended the Pier Party as … Continue reading Reflections on first academic term as a Geography Undergrad