Lise-Ann wrote: Having been an office worked for so long I am worried I'll be left behind by my fellow students who have probably just finished art A levels etc, should i be concerned?
Just enjoy the course and go in with an open mind. Everyone approaches the course in a different way, so use your best strengths and work on the rest, it is easy to get stuck in a rut trying to master everything. Presentation skills are key for portfolio and crits.
Ideally (if possible), try and visit the end of year exhibition (or look on-line......bdonline and ajplus have links up for the UK universities) it will give you a good idea of what type of schemes 1st Year students are producing.