Your programme organiser may organise specific sessions during Induction week and beyond to support direct entry students (i.e. students coming directly into level 2 or 3 of a programme). Topics covered can include:
- Being an HE student
- Features of academic writing – essays/reports
- Listening skills
- Notetaking strategies
- Managing time
For further information, please have a look at the induction arrangements for your School and programme.
Speak to a mentor
The University runs a mentoring scheme to help direct entry students make the transition from FE College to University. Student Mentors are existing GCU students who know exactly what it is like to be a new student at University. They have been there, seen it, done it and they can help! If there is any aspect of University life you are unsure of, no matter how ‘small’ it may seem to you, ask a mentor. If they can’t help you directly, they know someone who can! Check your notice board to see if there is a mentor in your department, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries you may have or to arrange a meeting with a mentor.