Welcome to the #How2Uni page! Below you’ll find a series of blogs written to help you through your first term at university. Click on the blog that corresponds to the current week of term, and take in the advice from current and former students. You can do this!

PRE-TERM – Roadblocks & Dinosaurs

Starting university is a really eye-opening experience, especially when you plan to study by distance education. You will discover many new things about yourself during those first few weeks, things like you’re terribly unorganised, or you’re prone to the occasional existential crisis. Keep reading…

WEEK 1 – Librarians & Pirates

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Reading isn’t just for librarians and maps aren’t just for pirates. Take your hand off the mouse, stop clicking, and find out why you’ll need to pay extra attention in your first week of university. Keep reading…

WEEK 2 – Understanding Key Dates and Scholarships

At university, there are so many forms and dates to remember. Census date, CAF forms, Last Day to Add, not to mention actually enrolling and organising your class timetable! If you’re feeling officially overwhelmed, keep reading…

WEEK 4 – Assessment Writing & Little Victories

Assessments are why we’re really here. Many will argue we’re here to learn, that goes without saying, but more than that we’re here at university to demonstrate learning. Believe me, you will need to demonstrate a lot of it before you finish your degree. Here’s how to conquer your assignments – you probably need to keep reading!

MID-TERM BREAK – The Do’s and Don’ts of Mid-Term

As we head into the magical part of the term that we call ‘mid-term break’, it may come as a surprise to you that between weeks 5 and 6 there are no lectures or tutorials. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to help turn your mid-term break into a breakthrough, rather than a breakdown. Keep reading…

WEEK 7 – Keeping it Together

So you’ve survived past break week, and now as Week 6 ends, you’re probably starting to realise you have more than one assessment due date approaching. If your start of term excitement has turned into an end of term panic, here are tips to help you keep it together in the coming weeks. Keep reading…

WEEK 9 – Marking sheets, questions & coping

It’s easy to want to move on to your next assessment and never look back. But you’re not finished, not really. We all understand the importance of feedback but we don’t always take the time to use this feedback effectively. Keep reading for my tips on what to do when the hard work is done…

PRE-EXAMS – The perfect storm

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Certain programs are more fortunate than others when it comes to exams – but if your first exams are looming, we have a few tips on how to survive and come out the other side with a smile. Keep reading…

POST-EXAMS – Enrol again, get organised, and find a bargain

Stop. Do you hear that? It’s the eerie sound of a busy mind rummaging around for study reminders and finding none. Term is finished. Assessments have been submitted. Exams have been sat. Congratulations, you’ve survived your first term at university. But what comes next?