Going away to university is a big step for anyone, but a creative project from Norwich University of the Arts has a few reminders to help
IF your teenager just had left home for the first time, heading off to university as a very fresh-faced fresher, you are probably wondering how they will cope on their own.
New students arriving at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) have been greeted by a series of funny posters offering advice and some words of wisdom – from being sensible with money to eating well and cleaning properly.
The posters have been created by second year graphic students as part of a project called ‘I wish
I had…’ Among them are Susie Catchpowle’s recreation of a prescription with the words ‘I wish I had registered with a doctor,’ Dan Curtis’ receipt on which he has written “I wish I had been sensible with my money’ and Emily Jones’ cleaning spray bottle which has ‘I wish I had cleaned more’ on the label.
Robyn Challis, NUA’s student support manager, said: “The first day nerves may have settled. You’ve met your peers – your companions through the next three or four years of study. But there may be a few practical things you’ve overlooked, or issues where you need a few pointers in the right direction.”
She said the key areas students should pay special attention to were their health, finances, safety and wellbeing and making sure they are organised.
Essentials include registering with a doctor and checking you are up-to-date with vaccinations, making sure you have a student bank account and have shopped around for the best deals, and finally, that you have created a budget using the many free apps and websites available. www.nua.ac.uk
Below: Some of the students’ posters