Session Summary

Learning Objectives

Having completed this session you will be able to:
  • Recognise the ways in which some students are affected emotionally when they leave home to come to university
  • Identify some of the difficulties that students face when they start university
  • Recognise when it is important to direct students to other people who may be able to help

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Further Reading and Activities

  • Bell E. Counselling in Further and Higher Education. Buckingham: Open University Press, 1996.
  • University of Oxford. Managing Transitions and Expectations. View document
  • What Uni? (blog). 50 Things I Wish I'd Known at the Start of Uni. 2014. View website
  • Save the Student. Nine Ways to Deal with Homesickness. 2015. View website
  • Briggs ARJ, Clark J, Hall I. Building bridges: understanding student transition to university. Quality in Higher Education 2012;DOI:10.1080/13538322.2011.614468 View abstract
  • University of Warwick. Culture shock for international students. View website


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Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, raising awareness, fighting depression