In its simplest terms, transition is the process of moving from one set of circumstances to another, and refers to the range of issues and emotions that students might face during various new stages of their university career.
All students, regardless of their personality, educational or cultural background, will experience a period of transition when they come to university. The most successful way to approach this new phase is to recognise and accept transition for what it is - a natural period of adjustment - and seek help and advice when necessary.
The most common transition that students encounter is from school to university, but it can also include moving into a new study mode. For example, moving from the university classroom into clinical placements, from undergraduate to graduate, from university into the workforce, or returning to study after a break, are all forms of transition. The four main types of transition that uni students will face are Academic, Geographic, Administrative and Social.