At Campuslife we’re always looking at things through the eyes of the student, and their time and university is an uncertain one. Boldly blazing into the unknown.
We know it’s our responsibility to guide them and help them on their way through their university journey but we shouldn’t be holding their hands or taking away independence. So what can we do to find that right balance?
Let them arrive in style and make those first impressions count
It may just be a distant memory already, but don’t make their pre-arrival experience a chore. Put yourself in their shoes, having to fill in reams of paperwork just as they move in isn’t going to be positive for them, or you. It’s a tedious job that will fall way down on their priority list and you’ll end up doing lots of chasing.
Help them to survive
The more we do to enrich a student’s time at university, the better it is for everyone. Actively encourage them to join societies and groups and push their social barriers. By starting as you mean to go on, you’ll help shape how they engage with you all year long.
Encourage them to thrive
Who doesn’t want to achieve more? Whether it’s a student or not, when a person thrives in an environment they feel good about themselves and that environment. If you can help your students to grow and achieve more, they’re more likely to feel connected within their university community, not to mention feel more satisfied with their overall university life.
Just a few ways to help your students while they embark on their university journey. If you’d like to talk about what we can do for your students, get in touch with the team at Campuslife.