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The International Student's Survival Guide

The International Student's Survival Guide
How to Get the Most from Studying at a UK University

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200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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
  • Academic culture
  • 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 going to the UK to embark on either undergraduate or graduate study in any subject.
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


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A useful text for international students and one which will be made available through our library sevice.

Mr Timothy Coxon
School of Education, Brighton University
September 14, 2010

I found this text to be very basic in its broad coverage. It will be of some use to our many new international students each year and I will recommend it to them as a starting point

Mr William Spence
Psychology , Glasgow University
February 10, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One PDF

Gareth Davey