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ACADEMIC CHALLENGESThe academic challenges faced by University students, mostly by freshmen, can bequite demanding as you will be expected to take responsibility for your ownlearning, manage your workload and complete assignments to strict deadlines. Thisrequires self-motivation and dedication.These are just some of the more general challenges that university students appearto face. Of course, with every individual, there will be their own personal forms ofchallenges which may differ from another person.In order to make your transition to university academic life as smooth as possible,there are a number of factors you should consider:adjusting to new teaching methods and ways of learninglearning how to study independentlydealing with the volume and pace of the workloadunderstanding the different types of assessmentsunderstanding the grade structuremaking the most of the contact hours with your tutorsThis Article seeks to classify some challenges faced by University students intosix (6) categories.1.The Friendship ChallengeUndoubtedly, the first problem University students face, has to do with makingnew friends. University is a new chapter in life, and with every new chapter, wehave to try to meet new people and make new friends. It is normal for people tofeel shy in the beginning, especially when they don’t know anyone around them.Some students fail to learn how to step out of their comfort zones and putthemselves out there when trying to make new friends. It always seems that peopleare always just waiting for someone to approach them because they are too shy tomake the first move.Most students are confronted with different people from a variety of backgrounds.There are cultural differences; racial differences; and differences in sexualorientation, religion, values, and lifestyle. It can feel overwhelming to start overwith new people. It can be hard to make new friends. It also gives students achance to develop a new identity.
There will be feelings of acceptance as well as rejection. Coping with new ideas,

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Lecturer, university students, NUHU OSMAN, BABA OSMAN

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