Starting college is a huge adjustment for most students and the first few weeks of the first semester can feel very overwhelming. Read on to find out what issues may arise and practical advice on how to manage – and start your studies on the right track.
This article focuses on the importance of healthy habits for wellbeing. The article provides useful tips and information regarding physical wellbeing, diet, responsible alcohol use, exercise and sleep.
This article looks at the importance of organizing and managing your time effectively as a student. It explores some of the challenges autistic students can experience in this area, and offers some guidance on how to improve your own time management and organization.
By talking about your autism and advocating for yourself, you make an important step towards feeling comfortable with others. Registering with the Disability Support Service is a formal way of letting the University know you may need accommodations or supports, but this does not mean everyone you meet will know you have a diagnosis of autism (or even understand what that means). It is up to you who you tell or don’t tell – it is your choice.
This activity introduces the advantages of being open about your autism, and give some practical tips.
Tutorials provide an opportunity to explore topics by discussion, and to identify and resolve any questions that may arise after lectures. This section will look at how to prepare for a tutorial, and what to expect from one.
Working in a group with other students is part and parcel of university study. Quite a few people worry about it, and some have real problems with it. This activity looks at the main issues people have with group work and gives you some practical tips for your own study.
On technical courses such as Computer Science, you will spend a lot of tutorial time in a computer lab. Whilst you’ll often focus on what you’re coding or designing, you may also take part in discussions and group tasks, like in a traditional tutorial. Read this article to learn more about the nature of computer lab sessions.
Due to COVID-19, many lectures and tutorials that would have taken place on campus will now take place online. Everyone (staff and students alike!) is adjusting to this new way of learning. This post looks at some of the challenges that online learning may pose as well as some of the positives. There are also helpful tips on how to make the most of online learning from fellow students.