The International Student's Survival Guide is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to studying and living in the UK. It will be invaluable in preparing international students for the inevitable differences in culture, customs, and academic life, and helps to ensure they get the most out of their time at University.
Gareth Davey provides students with all the information needed to make the right choice about where to study and provides valuable advice on how to settle into your new surroundings, including guidance on:
Choosing and applying for a course Leaving home and arriving in the UK
Managing finances and living costs
Teaching and assessment methods
Health and welfare
Life after graduation
Throughout the guide there are checklists and self-evaluation forms to help the reader chart their progress. A glossary is included to aid understanding of the topics covered, and directories of additional sources of information make it easy to find out more where necessary.
This guide will be a useful resource for students coming to the UK to embark on either undergraduate or graduate study in any subject.
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Gareth Davey, University of Chester, has taught international students on courses organized by the universities of Bolton, Central Lancashire, De Montfort, and at institutions abroad
1 Choosing and applying for your course 2 Leaving home and arriving in the UK 3 English language requirements 4 Living costs and tuition fees 5 Daily life and culture in UK 6 Health, welfare, and safety 7 Academic culture in the UK 8 Teaching and assessment methods 9 Study skills you need for academic success 10 Life after graduation 11 Glossary 12 Directory