Preparing to transition to university

Tips for preparing to transition to university.
Work out what your personal limits are and try not to fight them.
Try to find an accommodation type that works for you.
Give yourself time to adjust and get familiar with your surroundings.
Check what support is available and get in contact with them.
Find out what sports, societies and extra-curriculars are on offer.

Making the change from sixth form or college to university can be quite daunting, especially as it is often the first time you’re moving away from home.

I’ve done first year twice, doing two different courses at two different universities so I’ve got a lot of experience of what did and didn’t work for me when I went to university as an autistic student. Here are my five top tips for things you can do now to start preparing to transition to university.

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Video Transcript 20th June 2022

The video version of our latest weekly Covid-19 update can be found below with an attached transcript suitable for screen readers.  

WORRYING news, as Bucks sees a massive 44% increase in Covid-19 infections in only a week. The next wave of Covid-19 is arriving much quicker than expected, and BuDS has raised the risk level back up to EXTREMELY HIGH. 1 in every 39 people in Bucks had Covid-19 as of 11 June, and the risk is almost certainly even higher today. 

This video and transcript explain the full risk post for the week ending 20th June which can be read here: https://buds.org.uk/covid-19-risk-assessment-week-ending-20-june-2022/ 

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Video Transcript 28th March 2022

The video version of our latest weekly Covid-19 update can be found below with an attached transcript suitable for screen readers. 

The Covid-19 EMERGENCY in Buckinghamshire has got worse. As of 19th March, an astonishing 1 in 13 people in Bucks have Covid-19 and schools, public services and workplaces are struggling to cope. Bucks hospitals are filling up with even more Covid patients and deaths are now increasing too. 

This video and transcript explain the full risk post for the week ending 14th February, which can be read here: https://buds.org.uk/covid-19-risk-assessment-week-ending-28th-march-2022/  

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Video Transcript 21st March 2022

The video version of our latest weekly Covid-19 update can be found below with an attached transcript suitable for screen readers.

There is now a Covid-19 EMERGENCY in Buckinghamshire, with the virus out of control and infection rates soaring. Reliable ONS data shows that as of 12 March, a staggering 1 in every 15 people in Bucks has Covid-19. People are going sick in huge numbers, and schools, public services and workplaces are struggling to cope. Older and clinically vulnerable people are catching Covid in larger and larger numbers, despite taking care.

This video and transcript explain the full risk post for the week ending 14th February, which can be read here: https://buds.org.uk/covid-19-risk-assessment-week-ending-21st-march-2022/

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Fair4All Card support for Clinically Vulnerable People

Supporting Clinically Vulnerable People

With the removal of legal Covid-19 restrictions, we know that the world has become less accessible to a lot of disabled and clinically vulnerable people. As we said earlier this week, our support for you has not, and will not change.

Today we recap some of the ways that the Fair4All Card can give you the support and protection you deserve if you go out and about.

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Video Transcript 21st February 2022

The video version of our latest weekly Covid-19 update can be found below with an attached transcript suitable for screen readers.

Today, the Prime Minister says that it is “time we got our confidence back” and “Let us learn to live with this virus.” But in the real world, here in Bucks, an extraordinary 1 in 21 people in Bucks STILL have Covid-19. Today, BuDS is warning everyone that the Prime Minister is WRONG. The pandemic in Bucks is NOT OVER and you still need to protect yourself against Covid-19.

This video and transcript explain the full risk post for the week ending 21st February, which can be read here: https://buds.org.uk/covid-19-risk-assessment-week-ending-21st-february-2022/

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