JW Wood students fresher’s guide.
Routine is key
Getting into a routine of working hard during your first year will prepare you for the hard work that is ahead. If you spend the year doing just enough, you will struggle to adjust. Worse than that, you could fail first year and have to redo it/drop out. It’s all about balance!
You might feel homesick it’s expected, especially if you’re far away from home, be sure to keep in touch with family and friends. University can be daunting and you may feel you should be using the time you have wisely, rather than spending it talking to family every day. This is not the case, if you miss them, talk to them.
You here for a long time (hopefully), enjoy every moment of it all, it’s a unique experience that only happens once. Take each day as it comes and do things that’ll make you happy as it’s your future, not others. Embrace the moment, take a deep breath and achieve.