Focus on what you want to achieve
Studying at university will allow you to shape and evolve your identity as a learner, so focusing on what you wish to achieve will help you identify traits and habits you would like to develop during your studies. These could include:
- Building confidence in working with and speaking to groups of people
- Enhancing your academic writing style
- Independent learning and decision-making.
Many students often focus narrowly on ‘getting the grades’ to gain a good degree. While grades are important, your time at university offers broader opportunities to develop yourself, which should include learning from feedback on assignments and applying this to future work (which of course can also benefit grades).
It can also include developing personal attributes, such as resourcefulness, decision-making abilities and self-awareness. These will be beneficial during your time at Surrey and in your life beyond.