Visualise your future

You determine what is important to you. Your vision for yourself is your choice. Having a vision not only gives you purpose and direction while at university, but it also gives you a sense of optimism and the expectation that you will make something good happen. It gives you the confidence to focus on tomorrow's solution, instead of today's setback. And when you understand what your vision is, your decisions aren't dictated by circumstances, or others – they are yours.

Person staring directly at the camera.

1. Watch the film

2. Ask yourself

  • What makes you happy? No need to consult anybody else, just what makes you truly happy? Write down five things.
  • Thinking about your student-self, what is important to you? Write down five things.
  • Compare the two lists. How similar are the things that makes you happy and the things that are important? How will you ensure these lists are compatible and mutually supportive?

Download the handout that accompanies the module. A handy place to write down your answers.

3. Let's Talk About… Visualising your future

Miles and Mo talk about how they didn't necessarily know what they wanted to do when they graduated, but by taking advantage of the opportunities that university gave them, they were able to visualise and move forward towards a destination.


  • Mubarak Mohamud (known as Mo), Lecturer, Bristol Business School
  • Miles Thompson, Lecturer, Department Of Psychology

Listen on: iTunes | Spotify | SoundCloud

Can't listen? The module four transcript is available.

4. Explore more

  • Preparing for Study: Online workbook
  • Blackbullion: Now's the perfect time to get confident about your finances. Complete a free online course to help you manage your money and set a budget. Visit the website, click “Register”, then select "using an access code". Type in your name and email address and then use “uwenew” to get in and start learning.
  • Download the UWE Bristol mobile app for Apple or Android. Use it to access your timetable, emails, events, maps and more.

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