I feel that I am constantly behind and other students seem to know more. What can I do?

Make sure you use all the available sources of information, such as the e-prospectus, the uSis timetable and all the information on Blackboard. Consult these as well as your uMail on a regular basis. Your programme might have a Facebook page where students can share information about the study programme. It might also be helpful to seek more contact with your fellow students and to join a study association. This will help you become more aware of what is going on. Always speak to your study advisor if you are struggling or having doubts about your studies.