Starting university

11 things teenagers need to know before starting university

Over the next few weeks thousands of teenagers will be leaving home for the very first time as they start university.

For some it’s a truly daunting experience. So, with the help of ex BBC World boss, now Head of school at ScreenSpace (part of London’s MetFilm School), Dr Lisette Johnston, here’s a list of 11 things for students to consider before they head off on their next big adventure.

Moving to uni is a daunting thing, if it all seems a bit overwhelming don't forget about the support available from your uni, family and friends. There are lots of support networks out there.

9. Watch your mood

Moving to uni is a daunting thing, if it all seems a bit overwhelming don't forget about the support available from your uni, family and friends. There are lots of support networks out there.
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You don't need to be everyone's friend, or go to every night out, and you shouldn't join every society. Don't have FOMO (fear of missing out) when you have an essay due. There will be other events and other nights out!

10. But don't try too hard

You don't need to be everyone's friend, or go to every night out, and you shouldn't join every society. Don't have FOMO (fear of missing out) when you have an essay due. There will be other events and other nights out!
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Enjoy the experience, don't be scared to ask questions (there's no such thing as a stupid question) and know that the people at the university, whether it be wardens, counsellors, lecturers or student ambassadors are there to help

11. Above all, be yourself

Enjoy the experience, don't be scared to ask questions (there's no such thing as a stupid question) and know that the people at the university, whether it be wardens, counsellors, lecturers or student ambassadors are there to help
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