As you prepare to begin university life, you're probably feeling a mixture of emotions: excitement, anticipation, nerves and even panic!
But don't stress, help is at hand! To give you an insight into what to expect from uni life and beyond, we've put together a list of five top tips from former Middlesex students who've been there, done it and have gone on to enjoy successful careers.
Tip 1: How to approach your studies
"Focus on your studies and how to get the most out of your course as that is all that matters. Do not worry about what other students do," says BA Political & International Studies with Social Science graduate Andreas Ioannidis, Labour Councillor on Barnet Council.
Tip 2: What one piece of advice would you give to the 17/18 year old you?
"Be respectful, tolerant, open-minded, caring and good in the way you treat others and reward will come your way," says LLB graduate Fiorina Fortunato, Founder and Director of Fortunato Solutions.
Tip 3: Making the most of your time at Middlesex
"My volunteering and work experience gained at the university and in part-time jobs helped me to demonstrate skills such as teamwork and communication during competency interviews," says BA Law with Business Studies graduate Natalia Dziedzic, Forensic Analyst at Deloitte UK.
Tip 4: Choosing a career path
"When I was 17 or 18 I didn't know what job I wanted or if it even existed – you will find it, you just have to keep going forward until you do," says MA Youth Justice, Community Safety and Applied Criminology graduate Marianne Moore (pictured).
Tip 5: Getting a job
"Good CVs are like gold dust. On average, when your CV is initially read you'll get a 30-second first glance, and if you don't make an impact in that then you might have missed your chance – but make sure that you can back up any claims you make in your CV," says LLB graduate Simon Jacobs, Partner at Seddons.