The International Student's Guide to UK Education

Unlocking University Life and Culture

By Martin Hyde

© 2012 – Routledge

266 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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

About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU005000
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
EDU015000
EDUCATION / Higher
EDU028000
EDUCATION / Study Skills