It’s hard to know what university is like until you get there, and all universities are different. In some ways it’s easier to describe what university isn’t! Well, everyone says that it is not like school or college, or work, or home. So, what IS university really like? This activity aims to give you a realistic view, based on things students told us they wish they had known.Full article
1. Before you apply
2 Choosing a course and university
This article will help you decide what to study, and at which university. We provide practical tips on how to compare universities, how to prepare for open days and who to talk to at these events.Full article
3 What support can I expect?
Universities can be a very supportive place. Finding what support works best for you may need some experimentation, and may change during your time at university.Full article
4 Transition support services
A planned transition is a good transition. Get the right people around you to support you.Full article
5 What are residentials really like?
Residential weekends are a common part of distance education courses and can form part of the core teaching for the course.Full article
6 Telling staff at university about your autism
This article is about the issues around telling people who work for the university about your autism – also known as ‘disclosure’ or ‘declaring a disability’.Full article
7 What are lectures really like?
Lectures changed during the covid-19 restrictions. It may be that some of your lectures take place online, and some take place in person.
Lectures in-person at university can be quite different from lessons at school and college, particularly when you are taught in a big group. This activity will help you to make the most out of these lectures.