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The International Student's Guide to UK Education
Unlocking University Life and Culture





ISBN 9780415618076
Published February 9, 2012 by Routledge
266 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Are you thinking of studying at university in Britain? Do you feel confused about which course is best for you, which university to choose, and how to apply? Are you wondering about what kinds of challenges you will be faced with, how best to approach them and how to overcome them? If so, this guidebook is for you.

Honest and accurate, this book acts as an international student introduction and cultural guide to UK Higher Education. It informs and guides students in their preparation for all aspects of UK HE, from university selection and application through to participation, and provides a clear understanding of how British universities function. Helping international students make the most of the many opportunities that university offers, this text will expand your knowledge of UK Higher Education with regards to:

  • Application procedures
  • Finances
  • Self-awareness, cultural understanding and adaptation (social and academic)
  • University administrative procedures, facilities and support
  • Work and career information and advice.

The International Student’s Guide to UK Education is a comprehensive guide that will help students to develop critical and reflective ability in order to become independent, well-informed and empowered decision makers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Guide  2. Before you go – Understanding Yourself and Your Needs  3. Choosing your programme, university and applying  4. Arrival and the Early Days  5. Understanding the Teaching and Learning Methods  6. Understanding the university academic structure and system  7. Understanding the university administrative system, structure and support  8. University life beyond study  9. Navigating British Life and Culture  10. After finishing studying  Glossary

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Biography

Martin Hyde is an experienced international office manager and Principal Lecturer in English and Language Studies at Christ Church Canterbury University, UK.