Transition into higher education
Welcome to this series of posts looking at different aspects of transitioning from a school or college environment into Higher Education. Higher Education covers a range of pathways at degree level. We will be predominantly focusing on transitioning into Universities throughout the content below. There will be regular updates to the content so please do check back for more information.
Exams and applying to university this year
We have put together an easy to understand guide on what is happening with exams this year and what impact that is having on university applications. HEON are always happy to help where we can so please get in touch if you can’t find the answer you were looking for.
Where to live at university
Choosing where to live during your studies is an important decision which will impact on your finances and overall student experience.
It’s worth investing your time looking at the different options available to make the right choice. And don’t forget, there are deadlines, so the earlier you start, the more likely you’ll get the accommodation that you want.
We’ve put together this e-module to help guide you through the decision-making process.
Life skills at university –
The HEON COOKBOOK
Getting ready for university in September? Looking forward to living independently? Well then check out our ‘foodie’ content for recipes, tips, and cooking videos from current students!
Use this time to have a go at some recipes before you head off to University.
Looking after your mental health & wellbeing
Your thoughts and feelings have a huge impact on how you deal with daily life.
We’ve designed this e-module to help you keep your mental health in check and make you aware of the support available when you start university, so you can seek help when you need it.
LIFE SKILLS AT UNIVERSITY –
In this week’s HEON ‘Foodie’ section of our website we’ve uploaded even more student recipes as well as Nadia’s tips on cooking and budgeting!
Have a look at the videos and give the recipes a go before you head to university.
LIFE SKILLS AT UNIVERSITY –
What are you like when it comes to spending your pocket money – do you tend to spend it in one go, or save it up for a rainy day?
We’ve created this e-module to help you manage your money and hopefully save a bit too.
the university learning experience
How is the learning experience at uni different to that of college or sixth form? We have put together some useful resources to help you to start preparing for such a transition.
jobs and careers for university students
Did you know that many students work part-time when at university so as to earn some money and gain some experience? Check out our university work-related content where you can watch videos about Careers Services at uni, as well as listen to a current student talk about her part-time work.
EXAMS AND APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY THIS YEAR
Following some recent updates from Ofqual and UCAS we have updated our easy to understand guide on what is happening with exams this year and what impact that is having on university applications. HEON are always happy to help where we can so please get in touch if you can’t find the answer you were looking for.
Studying a foundation course
It’s a common preconception that foundation year students are considered weaker than those who do a degree course straight after A Levels. In this week’s transition project, we dispel this idea by exploring the benefits of a foundation year and why it might be the right option for you.
ASK A QUESTION!
The Outreach Hub is here to answer any question you might have regarding Higher Education. We will work hard to answer question you might have and signpost you to the most useful information. You can either use the form below or the details on our contact page.