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Trans:it Summer School

If you’re new to higher education and university-level studies, and are wondering what it’s going to be like, come along to our Trans:it summer school to find out!

The summer school is designed to help new students understand more about learning at university, familiarise themselves with the campus and to meet other students.  It is free of charge and runs over two days in early September, just before term starts.

Delivered by a friendly team of staff and student ambassadors, the Trans:it Summer School covers a range of activities and information to support your transition into university.  These include:

  • Tips for you to make the move into university as smooth as possible
  • Becoming an independent learner
  • Deciphering jargon and making the most of your lectures
  • How to write in an academic style
  • Library, IT and finding resources

We will also show you around our main campus and there'll be a chance for you to hear from current students and to find out information about key support services such as Careers and Academic Skills Advice.

New students who are eligible to attend the summer school will be sent an invite and information on how to book.

Please see our 'Frequently Asked Questions' for information or contact Student Experience & Success if you need further support.

 Students in Transit Workshop

Feedback from students

Statement% agree
Attending the summer school has helped prepare me for starting university 96%
I feel more confident about starting my studies because of attending the summer school 98%
It has been useful to meet other students 92%
I would recommend attending the summer school to others 96%

"...Early familiarisation of the campus and university life in general will hopefully help me hit the ground running with my studies."

"I have seen how helpful and encouraging the university staff are. I really appreciate that they are there to help with any issues I may have and I will be more confident asking for help because of that."

"I'm not alone. There are a lot more people facing similar difficulties to me and if I need help studying or writing, the Academic Skills Advice is close by. The best thing about the session was that it gave me a basic foundation about what is expected from students during their studies."

2014 participants

Other resources

There are also a number of online resources to help support student transition into university, which students can access at anytime.