Transitioning into Student Life

Starting university is an exciting time, but it can also bring worries and anxieties.  This webpage is here to provide you with guidance, links and resources to support you in your transition into life as a student at the University of Worcester.

It includes information you may find helpful before you start your course, as well as advice on looking after your wellbeing, dealing with any anxieties you may have, and planning for the year ahead, so that you can make the most of your time here and fulfil your potential. 

If you can't find the guidance you are looking for on this page, there is lots of helpful information on the rest of our webpages, and our A-Z is a great way to search for further topics.

We are happy to have you here and look forward to supporting you throughout your journey.  Please remember, if you're not sure what you're looking for or don't know where to start, come and ask us: we're here to help. You can visit firstpoint, email or telephone us on 01905 54 2551.


Joining Our Community
Welcome to a community which values inclusivity, integrity and respect

How to make sure you have officially joined your course each academic year 

Managing Expectations
Be open to new opportunities and experiences


Setting Up Disability Support
Contacting the right team to make sure your support is in place

Register with a GP
Advice on accessing medical provisions in Worcester

Staying Safe
Where to go for help if you need it, and how to take precautions

Attendance and Engagement
Advice about attending your classes and
engaging with your studies

Car park permits and Pay & Display

Getting a Balance
It’s important to find a balance between
your study and leisure time

Looking for Part-time Work
Earn money, gain experience and develop
skills for the future

Transferring Mental Health Support
Guidance if you currently receive mental
health support at home

Who Can Help
A guide to the support available for students

Feeling Homesick
Tips and techniques for dealing with feelings of homesickness

Check your funding
Making sure your Student Finance is in place for the new academic year

Study Skills
Support and guidance on academic writing, work planning and exam and assessment preparation 

Manage Your Money
Help with budgeting, saving and student bank accounts

Concerns About Others
What to do if you are worried about a friend or housemate

Guides for Study Life
Information and guidance on looking after your wellbeing while studying