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Course Overview

Get ready for university life and make the most of your time as a student 

What do you think university life is like? 

You probably have many questions about what to expect. This course will help you prepare for the best possible start, wherever you go. 

You’ll hear practical advice on how to navigate university life from current students and staff as they give you an insight into the expectations vs reality, what support will be available, and common questions about what’s ahead. 

Live Smart will help you to start making plans so that you can set goals for your future and build on the life skills that will help you make the most of your time at university and beyond. 

Week 1 
  • Getting started 
  • Is uni right for you? 
  • You and the academic community 
  • More than just a degree 
  • Finding out more 
  • Review and reflect 


Week 2 
  • Welcome to Week 2 
  • Your new home 
  • Money 
  • Looking after yourself 
  • Review and reflect       


Week 3 
  • Welcome to Week 3 
  • Your first week at uni 
  • The balance 
  • Your next steps

This course is designed for anyone considering or soon to be enrolling at university. 

Parents and supporters may also find this course useful to gain a better understanding of what living at university entails, and the sources of support that are available to students throughout their undergraduate career.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to… 

  • Explain the difference between further education and higher education to understand what is expected of a university student 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of managing personal finances when it comes to researching accommodation, food and working with budgets 
  • Contribute to online discussions about shared experiences to help deepen their understanding and further their knowledge 
  • Improve personal and professional skills to gain confidence in and out of university 
  • Explore the type of support and resources available to students at their chosen university 
  • Develop life skills and tools that will help build independence and resilience for university life and beyond. 
  • Achieve an Ozone Certificate 
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