Preparing to succeed at university

A webinar aimed at setting expectations for your university experience ahead – get excited!

Taking Place: Wednesday 13th January 2021
13:00 - 13:45 BST

Going to university is such an exciting time, and can be an incredibly rewarding experience. We want you to help you to achieve your goals, so come along to this webinar to find out how you can prepare yourself to succeed at university.  

Tune in to discover:

  • practical advice on how to manage your time, stay motivated, approach assessments, and stay on top of your work
  • what else you can be doing whilst at university to get involved in your student community and better yourself
  • where you need to go and what you need to do if you need that bit of extra support to help you along the way

One of our student coaches as well as one of our current students will be ready and waiting to answer any questions you may have, so make sure you attend this webinar to get you off on the right foot as you start university

Webinar speakers

Amy Knott

Host – Amy Knott 

Amy is an Outreach & Recruitment Officer based in Birmingham, UK. Pre-COVID, you would find her out and about at various events in schools, colleges, out in communities, and at university fairs; as well as organising open days at the study centres - all involving speaking to people about Arden University. Since the pandemic hit, she has overseen the transition of these events to an online setting and has hosted many webinars over recent months. She also manages Arden’s Student Ambassadors through activities on Unibuddy and The Student Room, amongst others.


Helen Duff – Student Success Manager

Based at Arden’s Coventry HQ, Helen Duff has worked at Arden since 2010. Helen started as a Student Support Co-ordinator supporting International (Tier4) students and progressed to her current role. She has a wealth of experience in operations and project management as well as support and coaching. 
Helen and the Student Success Team proactively outreach to students who are most in need of additional support. They deliver 1:1 support through coaching-style conversations to identify students' biggest challenges and barriers and work with the students to get them back on track with their studies.
Having previously worked as a nurse and also studied with Arden herself whilst working full time with a young family, Helen understands the challenges faced and is committed to seeing as many students as possible succeed in Higher Education and achieve their full potential.

Bettina Finna

Bettina Finna – current student

I am a 27 year-old full-time second year student in psychology with honours at Arden. I have a part-time job in Gastronomy to support my studies financially.  I truly enjoy the course I am taking, because it sets me different challenges and makes me push my academic limits.