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KEEP AND GROW YOUR FRIENDS LIST

KEEP AND GROW YOUR FRIENDS LIST

FIGURING OUT GAP YEARS, UNI, FRIENDS AND FAMILY

When you finish school, your social life will likely change. When you’re making gap year and uni decisions, it’s important to think about family, old friends and new friends.

Watch below to hear from current university students’ experiences of finding mates and continuing their gap year adventures at uni.

IN HIGH SCHOOL?

This month we’ll be holding a live chat so you can talk directly to gap year and university pros to hear gap year and uni stories. We also want you to join in and ask us any question you may have.

When this episode was first published, we invited our readers to submit their burning questions about gap year and uni. These questions were answered by a spread of current and former uni students. Check out the recording here.It is a bit long so if you would rather go through the highlights, take a look at the downloadable PDF in Episode 9 of the gap year guide.

ON A GAP YEAR?

Whether you’re going to uni down the road from your home, or you’re about to move away get started, you’re going to being walking into a brand-new environment. We don’t want you to lose your independence at uni, instead, we want you to build it.

Do our quiz and see how you can continue your gap year at uni, and make some good friends while doing it.

Download to get started

GETTING HELP?

Listen to this 10 minute podcast with your mum, uncle, bestie, dog or whoever is supporting your uni and gap year decisions and hear how other students stayed connected to home after high school.

Listen here

WANT MORE?

We’ve compiled a list of creative activities to show your friends that family, friends and community will always be there for them.

Also check out these great websites and apps to make uni a bit easier to figure out:

Know where you are
Lost on campus
City Mapper(for free maps)
The Happiest Hour (who doesn’t love cheap eats)

Know how to succeed
Uni grade calculator
Cite this for me (this is the BEST for doing bibliography’s for essays)
Evernote (digital note taking for da future)

Know how to nail it
Wifi Finder (vital)
My Weekly Budget

If you’re on the hunt for some more info, check out Episode 11 of the Gap Year Guide to discover what uni has been like since COVID and Episode 10 to learn more about Gap Years, Uni and Change.

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Was the ‘gap year’ resource we shared with you any help? We want to know what you think. 

A ‘gap year’ means taking a ‘break’ to engage in various activities between the end of high school and starting your next study.

The University of Sydney is collaborating with the University of Canberra, the University of Wollongong and the Country Education Foundation to develop a free and non-branded information resource to help people decide about gap years and transition from a gap year to the university or other further studies.

Please know that the resource is free and available to everyone; but, this resource is something new … so we are keen to know what people think about it and to research whether the resource is useful or not.

Participate in research now.

You don’t have to participate in any research just because you use or subscribe to the resource.  If you don’t want to participate in the research, just go back to using the resource like normal.