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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.

Week 1

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.

Week 2

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.

Week 3

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.

Week 4

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.

Week 5

LIFE SKILLS AT UNIVERSITY –
Food tips

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.

Week 6

LIFE SKILLS AT UNIVERSITY –
Money management

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.

Week 7

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.

week 8

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.

Week 9

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.

Coming Up…

Over the next few weeks we have a range of topics which will be uploaded to look at many different aspects of transitioning to Higher Education.

Next Week

Studying a Foundation Course


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.