Preparing for university – Resources for Year 13 students

It’s perfectly normal to feel a little nervous about leaving School and starting university.  To lighten the load, we have gathered together a range of resources for you to work through in the weeks and months before you start.

Don’t forget that the Careers Team, Mrs Furlong, Mrs Kaur and your teachers are available to support and advise you.  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any help.

We have divided the resources into 7 sections and will add links over the next few days.  Please click on each of the topics below to access the resources.

Section 1 - Understand what happens on Results Day

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Confirmation and Clearing process
27 April 2020 Download File
Dealing with Results Day Stress
27 April 2020 Download File
Unconditional Offers
27 April 2020 Download File
What is Adjustment
27 April 2020 Download File

Section 2 - Connect with your University

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Advice from former Madeley Academy Students
View Page
Get to Know Your Student Union
28 April 2020 Download File
Organising Your Accomodation
28 April 2020 Download File
University reading lists (essential recommended reading to prepare for your course)
View Page

Section 3 - Develop the skills you’ll need at university

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Critical Thinking
30 April 2020 Download File
On-line course to help you prepare
30 April 2020 Download File
Referencing
30 April 2020 Download File
Time Management
30 April 2020 Download File

Section 4 - Cultivate a love of learning

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Our favourite podcasts
01 May 2020 Download File
TED Talks
01 May 2020 Download File

Section 5 - Learn how to manage your money

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Budgeting Resources
05 May 2020 Download File
Student Bank Accounts
05 May 2020 Download File
Student Finance
05 May 2020 Download File

Section 6 - Prepare to live independently

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Cooking on a Budget
07 May 2020 Download File
Washing Your Clothes
07 May 2020 Download File
What to Pack
07 May 2020 Download File

Section 7 - What to expect in your first term

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Clubs and Societies
18 May 2020 Download File
Freshers Week
18 May 2020 View Page
  • Collecting your A level and BTEC certificates from School - (Further information on this to follow in Sept ‘20’)