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Preparing for university

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Have you just started university? Is there a slight feeling of anxiety accompanying your excitement that you can’t quite shake? Don’t worry it’s completely natural to be feeling this way, and remember, everyone else is in the same boat.  However… there are definitely some things that you can do to make your voyage at university smooth, storm free and watertight!


Download our free study skills eBooks

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For essential study skills

We don't just automatically 'know' how to study or 'know' how to present, we need to learn to develop effective writing skills, or assessment techniques. The Essential Study Hacks eBook is your free go-to guide for strategies and tips on time management, presentations, proof reading, exam preparations and more.


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For online leaning tips

Whether you're you doing an online degree, or your course has gone virtual during the pandemic - we got your back! Janet Salmons's Top Ten Tips for Learning Online booklet, is a quick (and free!) read featuring everything you must know to make the most of your online learning experience.

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Read these free chapters on starting university

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A super quick guide to university

The first few weeks of the academic year can be chaotic! Nobody knows where anything is happening, or when it’s happening. This free sample from Your Super Quick Guide to University features key information and advice to help you better look after yourself and your money as you start university - stress free!


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Living and studying in the UK

Are you an international student worried about your English, or saying and doing the 'right’ thing in situations which are strange to you? Mike Courtney & Xiangping Du provide information on the areas that might have you concerned, from communcation issues, to food and even climate! 



Take a break and...

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Play these study games

All work and no play won't make you study better. Play these freshers games and give your brain a rest.


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Take our study quizzes

It's all too easy to think we're not cut out for studying, especially with all the distractions going on around us. So, stop taking quizzes to find out which TV show character you are and take these study quizzes instead. You might find something to help you study better!





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Get the most out of university

Watch the video below to find out how to make the most of your university experience. This talk, hosted by JS Group and featuring SAGE Study Skills authors Helen Coleman and Kaye Rabel, for some top tips and a Q&A on healthwellbeing and academic success.



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