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Students share top tips for starting college

Starting college in September? Here’s our students’ advice on what to do in your first few weeks.

Students share top tips for starting college

Starting college life can be both an exciting and daunting experience.

At Capital City College Group (CCCG) we want to make you feel welcome. Our staff and students are always on hand to help you get familiar with your new surroundings and begin your studies.

It’s natural to feel some trepidation and uncertainty, which is why asked our students to share their top tips to help you settle in as you take the first steps on your college journey.

Students share top tips for starting college

Blossom Maala, Music Performance and Production student

“Don’t be afraid to talk to people in your class. You’re not the only one who doesn’t know anyone. So, put yourself out there because you will make really good friends. I know I have.”

Students share top tips for starting college

Sahr Bongay, Electrical Installations student

“Start as you mean to go on. Limit your distractions, stay focused and prioritise your work. If in doubt about anything, ask questions because your teachers will help you.”

Students share top tips for starting college

Walah Ben Fawaz, Applied Science student

“Become a student rep, so you can speak on behalf of your peers and attend meetings to change things at college. It gives you confidence and is good for your CV and UCAS personal statement.”

Students share top tips for starting college

Jack Georgiou, Professional Chef student

“Be open-minded and willing to learn new skills, take on board advice and as many opportunities as much as you can. Most of all have fun and enjoy yourself, the three years will fly by.”

Students share top tips for starting college

Skylar Gordon, Health and Social Care student

“Build strong relationships with your teachers. They are there to help you. When you have that connection, you can rely on them to give you guidance and support with your assignments.”

Students share top tips for starting college

Delilah Mansoor, Art and Design student

“Go to the freshers fair. You can find out more about the college, join clubs and societies and hear about other services to help you. It’s a great way to meet people and make friends too.”

Students share top tips for starting college

Alex Krusini, Creative Media Production student

“Check your timetable and get familiar with the college and the rooms so you know where your lessons are. That way you’ll always be on time and not confused about where to go.”

Students share top tips for starting college

Joyce Annan, Supporting Teaching and Learning student

“Make use of the college library. There are books all about what you are learning that will help you with your assignments. You can also access online resources from the comfort of your home.”

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