Freshers’ Week does not have to be daunting. Jacob ‘Jake’ Durn tells us how he navigated through his first few weeks at Falmouth University and ended up with experiences and friends to cherish.Full article
4. Starting your course
2 How can the Library help you with your studies?
Please go to the Library Updates page for information relating to the library and COVID-19.
The Library isn’t just somewhere you can get books. It’s somewhere you can do your work on your own or with others, escape sensory overload and get some help with studying. This section of the toolkit will introduce our library and the services it can offer you.Full article
3 What does it mean to be an independent learner?
Studying at university involves a lot more independent (self) study than in secondary school. Dr Marc Fabri, project lead for Autism&Uni, shares his expectations of students working as independent learners at university.Full article
4 What are assessments, and how to prepare for them?
This section will look at different forms of assessment. It will give you some practical ideas on how to prepare for them, and how to get the most out of them.Full article
5 How to manage exams
This section looks at how to manage exams. This includes information about what to expect, how to prepare for an exam and practical tips to help you perform well.Full article
6 What are lectures really like?
Lectures 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 lectures.Full article
7 What is group work really like?
Working in a group with other students is a common type of assessment at university. Quite a few people worry about it, and some find it challenging. This activity looks at the main concerns people have with group work and gives you some practical tips for your own study.Full article
8 What are seminars really like?
Seminars 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 seminar, and what to expect from one.Full article
9 What are computer lab sessions really like?
On technical courses such as Computing, Forensics, Games Development or Creative Technology 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 seminar. Read this article to learn more about the nature of lab sessions.Full article