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Transition into University

Transition into University

Starting university can be a wonderful and exciting experience, but it can also bring its own unique challenges. It's natural to feel nervous or overwhelmed about the change, and it can be a while before you feel like you've found your feet at university.

Transitions is here to provide a single source that you can reach for when you need helpful tips for navigating university life.

This resource is here to help you be successful on campus, focusing on time management, relationships, identity, finances, sexual activity, mental illness, suicide and addictions and more. It also includes tips and strategies for helping students through challenging times and recommendations of where to go to get additional help, if needed.

Transitions Guide (PDF)

Transitions is here to provide a single source that you can reach for when you need that information or could use some tips.

You can provide feedback on this resource here.

If you would like an accessible version of this document please send your request to for a word version of this guide or to discuss further accessibility options.

Please note that this guide is currently best used online, not printed. It contains signposting, videos and student stories that can be accessed via links alongside the text. Whilst we encourage you to think of the guide as an e-resource we understand that there may be times when a printed version is best. You are able to print the guide from the above link, and use as per the copyright/licence details below.

Thank you to and Dr. Stan Kutcher for licensing us to adapt their resource for use in the UK following its success in Canada. This resource has been adapted by Student Minds with permission from Dr. Stan Kutcher, ONS, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS Professor of Psychiatry and Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University. The original edition can be obtained through Transitions: UK © Dr Stan Kutcher.

Transition into University
Transitions UK Dr Stan Kutcher

Transition into University

By student minds - The UKs student mental health charity.
Student Minds works with students, service users, professionals and academics to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students.

Transition into University

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