What's university really like? When you're making your uni application, it's easy to get caught up in your research. What course will you pick? Do league tables matter? What support will I get?
But going to uni is about more than all that. It is - quite literally - your life, at least for the coming three years.
That's why we've partnered with the University of East Anglia (UEA). Together we've created the articles on this page, to help you feel more prepared for the university life you've got planned.
What life at university is like
For many people, going to university will be the first time they've lived outside of the home they grew up in. So what can you expect from life at university? Students and university staff share their experience in these articles.
Transitioning to university
University is a very different educational experience from school or college. You'll be managing your own schedules and planning time, and you'll need to adjust to a different style of grading and feedback. Find out more in the articles below.
Finding the right university for you
Every university is different, so it's smart to spend time thinking about the type of uni that will suit you best. Here are some tips.
Early days at university
We see lots of questions about starting university on The Student Room forums. Find the answers to those questions in these articles.
Tips and advice for starting university
Get yourself prepared for starting uni with this selection of tips and advice.
Universities offer a wide range of support for students, from financial help to mental health services. Here students share their experiences and advice.
Our partnership with UEA
The Student Room is proud to work with UEA, a UK top-30 university (The Times/Sunday Times and Complete University Guide 2023), as the official partner of our student life section.
Located on the edge of Norwich, a lively city full of secret gems just waiting to be discovered.
Visit their profile page to learn more or join the conversation on TSR's UEA forum.