Probably the best advice I could give is to
just stay organised, stay on top of everything and work really hard. The most important thing that I learned is definitely overcoming any fears that I
had and getting stuck right in and using all the support that’s available
even when you think you don’t need it it’s definitely really important. The best advice I would give to an incoming student is to work your absolute hardest
because until you leave University you have no idea how much time you have
and how much flexibility you have to really get involved in lots of things
as well as your course of study. Work-life balance is very important so make sure you do socialise, make sure you go to the gym if that’s what you’re into. The most important thing I learned was the importance of working together
with others, working collegiately, sharing ideas and just coming together. The professional studies programme was very beneficial for integrating with other
faculties and getting other broader ideas. When we were out in placement it was great for getting resources. If we were teaching something that well hadn’t taught yet but someone
else had, we were just exchanging resources via social media platform. Talk to the ones on your
course, but talk to the ones outside your course as well. Don’t forget to ask questions.
Everyone’s more than willing to help you. You just have to persevere and keep
going because at the end it will be worth it.