These pages are dedicated to students coming from college with advanced standing, i.e. coming with an HNC or HND into 2nd or 3rd year. If this applies to you, read on
College and university life are different, socially and academically. They're different learning environments.
Learning more independently seems to be the big issue reported by a lot of students making this move from an HN to a degree. Much of your learning on your degree will be very much guided by you, so being aware of this and being prepared can make a huge difference to the experience and make the transition that little bit smoother.
Some other areas that might be different are the style of academic writing and an approach to study that involves critical thinking and referencing.
The HN-Degree Transition Support Advisor and Student Academic Support team are here to help you through your move to Abertay.
The Bridging Programme has been created especially for students coming from college with advanced standing to help make your transition into University easier and less daunting. The programme runs during the week starting on September 3rd 2012.
Find out more information about the Bridging programme.