Read the next part of the case study and then answer the question below.
Which of the following are common transitional problems that some students encounter?
Select one or more options from the answers below, then submit.
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A. Correct. Students may feel very lonely even if they are living with other people their age.
B. Incorrect. Forming new social networks are an important step to establish routine and be less isolated. Joining a club/society and doing something one enjoys is an important way of settling in.
C. Correct. Some people find to difficult to fit in with other students who want to drink and party all the time.
D. Correct. Having focussed on getting into university for such a long time, some people find that the reality of university life can be an anti-climax.
E. Correct. For some students, coming to university may be their first experience of independent living. Having to make decisions for themselves and balancing their domestic, academic and emotional lives may be overwhelming.
Donna appears to have suffered from some transitional problems when she first arrived - homesickness at being away from her boyfriend and it not being her decision to be at university in the first instance.
You ask Aisha and Catherine to tell you more about Donna.
They tell you that Donna and her boyfriend had been going out since they met in the school sixth form and Donna was very committed to the relationship.
A mutual friend of Aisha and Donna told Aisha that in her first year, Donna had found being away from her boyfriend very difficult and had been very tearful and withdrawn for the first few weeks of term.
The mutual friend also said that Donna had contemplated quitting after the first term of the first year, saying that she hadn't wanted to come to university in the first place - that her parents had insisted.