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Library & Learning Services: New Student Resources
We have linked to resources on this page that will help you settle in to university life. There are lots more available, and the Learning Services Team are here to support you; make sure you come and see us, or email, message, phone or tweet us for further help!
Starting university can be a wonderful and exciting experience, but it can also bring its own unique challenges. It's natural to feel nervous or overwhelmed during the first few weeks at university, and it can be a while before you feel like you've found your feet. Follow the above link for lots of tips and resources to help you with the transition to university.
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Prepare for Success is an interactive web learning tool for international students who are getting ready to come to the UK for study in further or higher education. It contains learning resources which are activity-based to help you find out about different aspects of academic life in the UK and the skills needed for effective study.
This book will give you an insight into the realities of studying as a student. It is written for students who are thinking about going to university and for those who have just begun their journey at university and will help you navigate your way through the challenges of the first year of your degree.
A Guide to Uni Life is an upbeat and engaging guide book to all aspects of university life. It covers everything from surviving freshers’ week to studying for your finals and includes tips and advice on how to have fun and stay healthy throughout your university life.
Do you want to know: what it is really like when you start uni and what you should take with you; how to successfully tackle assignments and manage exams; what to eat, the best way to budget your money, and how to keep yourself healthy; how to make the most out of your time in higher education? With masses of tips and inside stories from fellow students, you'll get first-hand, genuine information on what being a student is really like.
Helping students to cut the cost of university, by providing comprehensive information on university budgeting and money-saving strategies. Includes information on what university funding is available, working to supplement an income, regional living costs and case studies of real-life student budgets.
Have you considered higher education, but weren't sure how to make that first step into it? If so, then this is the ideal book for you. The Mature Student's Guide to Higher Education tells you everything you need to know if you are thinking about returning to education as a mature student.
Professional English in Use Medicine contains 60 units covering a wide variety of medical vocabulary. Topics include diseases and symptoms, investigations, treatment, examining and prevention. The book also introduces general medical vocabulary related to parts and functions of the body, medical and para-medical personnel, education and training, research, and presentations.