First Year Survival Guide

By Middlesex University Modified on September 01, 2017

Here are 3 essential tips on how to survive and succeed.


It’s finally back to school season, and while countless students are reluctant to trade in their sunglasses and sunscreen for books and backpacks, many are preparing to start an exciting new adventure: University. However, transitioning to post-secondary school can be a daunting experience for freshmen and sometimes cause them to feel displaced or miss out on opportunities to make the most out of their first year. Here are 3 essential tips on how to survive and succeed:

  • Get Organized – The first step is to plan ahead! Create a calendar, including upcoming activities, academic deadlines and personal goals. This is also a great way to motivate you and ensure you keep a life/study balance.
  • Get Involved – The best way to start your University life is to participate. Signing up for events and joining clubs that interest you will help you meet new people and get to know the campus. This is also a great way to try new things, and tap into your undiscovered talents.
  • Get Help – It’s important to use the resources created to help you succeed. Familiarize yourself with the people and tools that are there to assist you with your academic, personal and professional needs in your new school.

At Middlesex University London, our dedicated Unihelp and Student Welfare teams ensure that all students receive the individual support they need. From free counselling and career development services, to legal advice and beyond – Our expert staff is there every step of the way to guarantee that Middlesex students get the most out of their college experience.

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