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How to Succeed at University

How to Succeed at University
An Essential Guide to Academic Skills, Personal Development & Employability

Second Edition

© 2015 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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Achieve all your goals for university – whatever they are!

How to Succeed at University provides straightforward, practical advice for anyone experiencing university life.  Introducing the personal, academic and life skills you need to succeed - both at university and in today’s competitive job market – you’ll find help with managing your time and budget, and guidance on a range of study skills including skills for research and examination success.  You’ll also learn how to identify and develop key transferable skills that will stay with you throughout your professional life.

Discover how to:

  • Improve your employability prospects and give yourself the advantage in the job market
  • Benefit from other students' experience, with top tips and insider advice on succeeding in your studies
  • Explore the uses of digital technologies in learning and assessment
  • Use what you learn right away, with handy downloadable checklists and worksheets.

Pragmatic, up-front and sympathetic, this is an essential companion for all undergraduate students, as well as anyone preparing for study at university.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Part 1: How to develop your personal skills
Chapter 1: How to prepare yourself for higher education
Chapter 2: How to plan your personal development
Chapter 3: How to improve your people skills
Chapter 4: How to look after yourself and upgrade your self-nurturing skills during the developmental process
Part 2: How to develop your academic skills
Chapter 5: How do you learn and how do you know what is required of you?
Chapter 6: How to plan, conduct and review your research
Chapter 7: How to write up and present your work in order to get better results
Chapter 8: How to develop successful examination techniques
Part 3: How to develop your employability skills
Chapter 9: How to understand what is required for your success in gaining internships, placements and jobs.
Chapter 10: How to understand the application process in order to get shortlisted
Chapter 11: How to give yourself the best chance of success in the selection process
Chapter 12: How to continue developing yourself for your future success

This is a vital resource for both potential, and experienced students in higher education, whether undergrad or postgrad. With accessible examples and interactive activities that enable the reader to engage with and learn from their own experiences; this book successfully demystifies some of the structures and processes within HE that can often cause anxiety for students, and introduces language and terminology that students will encounter which is both empowering and developmental. It is recommended reading.

Catherine McConnell
Senior Lecturer in Learning Development, University of Brighton Centre for Learning & Teaching

Praise for the first edition ‘A really practical and positive text that underpins student learning. Used time and time again by students. This is an excellent text.’ 

Michael Reed
Senior Lecturer, University of Worcester

Good, all round study skills book which will appeal to students who like to reflect on how they learn.

Dr Fiona Ponikwer
School of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sci., Brighton University
July 20, 2016

Content mirrors the topics covered I the module. This book is written by two colleagues who were instrumental in developing the (skills) syllabus and much of their work is still being used.

Mrs Jela Webb
Brighton Business School, Brighton University
May 20, 2015

Good, all round study skills book which will appeal to students who like to reflect on how they learn.

Dr Fiona Ponikwer
School of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sci., Brighton University
July 20, 2016

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