Tips and advice for new college and university students

University and college students are heading back to the classroom this week, so we chatted with someone who's got useful advice for incoming students.

CBC program Our Ottawa chats with Carleton University's director of student affairs

Carleton's Ryan Flannagan talks first-year students

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The director of student affairs joins Our Ottawa to talk about the adjustment to university. 8:54

University and college students are heading back to the classroom this week.

Are you a new student? The director of student affairs at Carleton University has some good advice.

Ryan Flannagan says habits set when you're just starting, when it seems like you have all the time in the world, are key to making the most of the years to come.

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