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Your Super Quick Guide to University

Your Super Quick Guide to University

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Study Skills

October 2020 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Get on the right track from day one at university with this super quick guide. Full of top tips and hints for everything university can throw at you – from living away from home to doing your own research – this book helps you:

  • Ace your assignments with essential checklists
  • Beat procrastination with tools for time management
  • Tackle writing problems with a toolkit of quick fixes
  • Get smart about managing your money
  • Look after your mental health and well-being
  • Prepare for work with CV tips and careers guidance

An indispensable guide to get you through university cool, calm and in control!

Section 1: Organising Your Life
Section 2: Finances, Health and Well-Being
Section 3: Planning Your Academic Success
Section 4: Tools and Tips for Academic Reading and Writing
Section 5: Planning your Assignments and Projects
Section 6: Developing Your Skills
Section 7: Careers and Employability
Section 8: A Dictionary for Student Life
Section 9: A Dictionary of Research Terms


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This guide would have been instrumental in helping me get back into student life and complete my Masters degree - a vital tool in organisation and planning for a busy and productive year.

Murwarid, student

Producing a planner of this nature is a great idea, especially for students that are just about to enter university. It provides students with guidance on topical matters that can oftentimes be challenging for them to access on their own - especially the tips on finance and well-being, and planning academic success. In particular, I believe the dictionaries provide an excellent tool to help students learn how to navigate the terminological world of academia, which can at first appear rather daunting and confusing to those who are just beginning their academic careers.

Anonymous, student

I really love the design - it’s great that it has space for details on tutors for if you’re struggling and need to know how to contact them. The finance section was very useful as it can be difficult to manage money when you're starting at university. The dictionary sections at the end are great too- students starting at uni are expected to know these terms, and it gives them a good reference throughout the year.

Charlotte, student

This offers students a lot of clear information in a handy sized book

Mrs Carole Tatham
Curriculum, Burnley College
June 25, 2024

A great little guide to uni life, full of helpful tips and practical resources to support students through their first year. I will definitely be recommending this to our Access to HE Diploma students in tutorial.

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
August 24, 2020

Sample Materials & Chapters

Tips for Good Mental Health (Extract)