The new academic year is here! Read a letter from a member of staff who has written a letter especially for you with their advice on how you can make the most of your time as a Salford student.

This letter was written by Kate, a Psychology graduate. They identified themselves as a postgraduate research student who experienced living on campus in student halls.

Dear student,

I’m sure you’re tired of hearing how exciting and life changing coming to University is. How you’ll make friends for life and grow your independence and find out what you want to be when you grow up.  

Yes, university can be all these things but don’t feel the pressure for it to be all these things all at once. Take your time. Explore what’s on offer at your own pace. Don’t be afraid to ask for support. I remember my first weeks at university being exciting and terrifying at the same time. The step up from college felt huge and the pressure to not fail felt overwhelming at times! Some of that nervousness can even be really helpful – it shows you care. Enjoy the journey. 

Wishing you all the best in your studies and beyond, 

– Kate, Psychology graduate

This letter is one in a series written by Salford staff members and alumni to you and your fellow students. We hope that, by sharing our experiences and advice, we can help you settle into uni life and feel excited for all that you have to come. Want to read more? There’s plenty to choose from.