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