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A Guide to Uni Life

by Lucy Tobin

Parenting The Real World

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As the parent of a son who intends to go to university later this year, A Guide to Uni Life is a welcome read – and a reminder of my own university days. The book covers all of the excitement and enthusiasm, fears and worries of any new student as they venture into the unknown, often living away from home for the first time.

This book covers pretty much everything a student will need – and want – to know, from what to pack before they go and how to make the most of freshers’ week to managing finances, halls and housing and dealing with any health needs. There is information on cooking and food hygiene  (including some simple recipes to get students started) and, of course, the reason why students will be at university in the first place – to study.

A Guide to Uni Life provides realistic insight into what to expect, with useful tips from current and previous students. It’s fun to read, well-planned and well-structured, making it easy to dip into, and provides helpful reassurance for students (and their parents). It covers topics that students may not even consider, such as security and safety, and budgeting and finding work. There’s also a chapter on when things don’t go to plan – the wrong university, the wrong course, the wrong accommodation, and so on – so that students realise they’re not alone and help is available rather than panic instead.

If you know someone going to university, this would be a useful gift – ideally read before they go so they can plan in advance, but helpful once they’ve arrived too.

Victoria Goldman

A Guide to Uni Life Synopsis

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. Lucy Tobin - a graduate herself - gives new or potential students a real insight into what uni life will be like and how to make it the best experience you can and achieve a brilliant degree as well. The author guides new students through the university experience in a friendly way without being condescending or pretending that all you are there for is to lock yourself in the library! Students can really get the best out of their time in higher education with this helpful and entertaining book. New to this edition is additional info on money management to reflect further changes in student fees, as well as further advice on eating right, mental health issues and using technology to help ace your work.

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ISBN: 9781844552160
Publication date: 25/08/2009
Publisher: Trotman Publishing an imprint of Crimson Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844552160
Publication date: 25th August 2009
Author: Lucy Tobin
Publisher: Trotman Publishing an imprint of Crimson Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Genres: Parenting, The Real World,
Categories: Advice on education, Students & student organisations, Universities,

About Lucy Tobin

When Lucy Tobin studied English at Oxford University, uni life included work as a newspaper journalist, a social life revolving around friends, restaurants, clubbing and pub quizzes, and an addiction to shopping. So when she graduated in 2008 with a First and her bank balance in the black, people wanted to hear her secrets and here they are.

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