* Is Uni right for you - and which subject and Uni would suit you best?
* What do Unis look for - and how can you impress them in your application?
* And how do students survive at Uni? How do they end up where they should be, fed and watered, with money in their pockets?
You2Uni is the ideal book for those thinking about going to university after school or college. Through illustrations of student life and practical activities and discussion points, You2Uni helps you to make informed decisions about what is right for you, improve your academic skills, and develop skills for independent everyday life. It covers every aspect of transition to university life, from choosing a subject to managing your money, and from writing essays to looking after yourself.
Stella Cottrell is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her other titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking Skills, Skills for Success, The Macmillan Student Planner, The Exam Skills Handbook and Mindfulness for Students. Stella was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.
Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- Getting Started.- Is Uni for Me?.- You2Uni Quiz.- PART A: CHOICES AND DECISIONS When is the Best Time?.- Be Fully Informed.- Employability and Life Chances.- Choosing Your Uni.- Choosing Your Subject and Programme.- Teaching and Assessment.- Money Decisions and Choice of Uni.- Making Your Decisions.- Making Your Application.- A Picture of Uni.- PART B: ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR UNI Reading: the Need for Speed.- Developing Reading Strategies for Uni.- Build Your Word Power.- Making Effective Notes.- Writing Essays at Uni.- Critical Analysis at Uni.- Time Management at Uni.- What's Different about Study at Uni?.- Uni-Facts.- PART C: UNI-LIFE Fantasy and Reality of Life at Uni.- Managing Your Money.- Shopping for Food.- Food at Uni: Famine or Feast?.- Get on the Move.- Finding the Real You.- Looking After Yourself.- Appendix 1: Timeline for Applications.- Appendix 2: Countdown to Uni: Action Plan.- Appendix 3: Costs, Financial Support and Repayments.- Appendix 4: Where to Get More Information.- Answers and Feedback.- Glossary of Terms and Acronyms.- References.- Index.