In the UK alone, there are over 100 formally recognised universities, offering a combined total of around 50,000 courses to prospective university students. With what is essentially an ocean of possible choices on offer, is it any wonder that many young people are left feeling overwhelmed with the seemingly impossible task of somehow wading through all of these options? This is where this guide comes into the picture. As someone who has just graduated from university, I have an abundance of fresh advice and insights to offer you, the prospective undergraduate university student. In this short and concise guide, I'm going to walk you through the process of narrowing that list of 100+ possible universities down to the one university that will be the best possible fit for you as an individual.
The Undergraduate Student's Guide for Choosing the Right University
Author: Louis Thomas
Offers advice on different options for higher education, how to choose a college, the college application process, and how to decide whether to apply to graduate school.
75 Tips for Getting a Better Education
Author: Andrew Roberts
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"My brother wrote this book based on his own experiences and the experiences of hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students he counseled, talked to, and interviewed over the course of his 40-year teaching career. The confusion he experienced during college, and the distress and intolerance he witnessed and heard about from students, lead him to realize that some college and university environments are simply not healthy places for LGBT young people to learn and grow and to sort out their own sexuality. This book documents the problems LGBT students might encounter on campus, and provides advice on how LGBT students can select the best-fit college or university for them." -Bill Hinrichs
Author: Donald W. Hinrichs
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Essays offer guidance for African American students pursuing advanced academic degrees, discussing such topics as choosing as advisor and interacting with students from other ethnic backgrounds.
Author: Vernon L. Farmer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Taking a decision about your future is not very simple, it requires intensive research and some strong decision making skills. Am I choosing the right course, will I get a job after I graduate, should I do what I love doing, will I be able to manage my budgets? These questions are always relevant to students who are planning to pursue their higher education and easyuni's guidebook is an attempt to answer a few of these questions. This guidebook is another step forward to improve the entire experience of university selection and application. The guidebook is an attempt to answer questions of millions of students who are eligible for enrollment in higher education institutes in 2013-2014. The guidebook consists of 80 pages of educational content, including articles on studying abroad, choosing and applying for universities, what to study, and scholarships & loans among others. The articles also focus heavily on the seven most popular subjects, namely Engineering, Medicine, Information Technology, Science, Arts and Creative Design, and Business and Accounting.
Author: easyuni Sdn Bhd
Publisher: easyuni Sdn Bhd
Category: Business & Economics
Choosing and Using Statistics remains an invaluable guide for students using a computer package to analyse data from research projects and practical class work. The text takes a pragmatic approach to statistics with a strong focus on what is actually needed. There are chapters giving useful advice on the basics of statistics and guidance on the presentation of data. The book is built around a key to selecting the correct statistical test and then gives clear guidance on how to carry out the test and interpret the output from four commonly used computer packages: SPSS, Minitab, Excel, and (new to this edition) the free program, R. Only the basics of formal statistics are described and the emphasis is on jargon-free English but any unfamiliar words can be looked up in the extensive glossary. This new 3rd edition of Choosing and Using Statistics is a must for all students who use a computer package to apply statistics in practical and project work. Features new to this edition: Now features information on using the popular free program, R Uses a simple key and flow chart to help you choose the right statistical test Aimed at students using statistics for projects and in practical classes Includes an extensive glossary and key to symbols to explain any statistical jargon No previous knowledge of statistics is assumed
A Biologist's Guide
Author: Calvin Dytham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.
A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants
Author: Frederick T. L. Leong,James T. Austin
'This book is one of the most helpful I have seen in terms of helping undergraduate students understand the methods and principles involved in carrying out research for the final dissertation which many degree courses require. In essence it is a complete guide, covering every aspect of the process, outlining each step from selecting a theme to final writing and submission' -ESCalate Your Undergraduate Dissertation: The Essential Guide for Success is a practical step-by-step guide to managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. Nicholas Walliman offers a comprehensive and easy to follow guide to both the theoretical and practical aspects of doing a dissertation. This book provides a clear and structured explanation of how to undertake a project, helping readers to identify and acquire the necessary skills to plan and carry out the research and writing. This practical and concise book provides: - Advice for preparing a project and choosing a topic - Guidelines for writing a project proposal and producing a literature review - Advice on choosing and implementing appropriate methodology - An awareness of ethical issues - Methods of data collection and analysis - Information for writing-up the report - Interdisciplinary case-studies and `real-life' examples to illustrate key themes This book is a compact, easy-to-read guide to all the essential facets of dissertation writing at undergraduate level. Written in a lively and engaging manner, its use of humorous illustrations, simple exercises and useful guides to further reading, make it an attractive handbook for students across the social sciences. Written by an experienced lecturer and writer, this book is a`must-have' for a any student anxious to maximize their success in dissertation writing.
The Essential Guide for Success
Author: Nicholas Walliman
This book provides Latino students with a step-by-step roadmap for navigating the college process—from overcoming cultural barriers to attending college, to selecting the right school, to considering advanced degrees. * A nationwide directory of the top 50 universities and top 20 community colleges from which Latinos have graduated * Inspirational stories about academic success written by Latino graduates * A listing of helpful websites for finding financial aid forms, college applications, and more * Sources for scholarships geared towards Latino students
Author: Leonard A. Valverde
This encouraging guide coaches African American and first-generation college students on strategies for maximizing their experiences and success on university campuses. • Offers strategies to assist African American students with succeeding in college • Reveals stories of African American graduates and tips for assimilating into an academic environment • Provides detailed and updated resources on schools and organizations • Explains logistics, operations, and terms used on college campuses
Author: F. Erik Brooks,Glenn L. Starks
Category: Social Science
Creative Writing in the Community is the firstbook to focus on the practical side of creative writing. Connecting classroomexperiences to community-based projects, it prepares creative writing studentsfor teaching in schools, homeless centres, youth clubs and care homes. Each chapteris packed with easy-to-use resources including: specific lesson plans; case studies of students working with community groups; lists of suitable writing examples; "how to..." sections; examples and theoretical applications of creative writing pedagogy and techniques; reflection questions; writings by workshop participants. Enhanced by contributions from directors,students and teachers at successful public programs, Creative Writing in the Community is more than an essential guidefor students on creative writing courses and leaders of community-basedlearning programs; it is practical demonstration of the value of art insociety.
Author: Terry Ann Thaxton
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
'Amongst the plethora of advice and guidance books and articles now available for postgraduate researchers, I would advise my students to select this one as providing insight not simply on what to do but also on why and how in relation to developing an effective working relationship with their supervisors. Since it addresses most of the new demands emerging in the doctoral world as well as those standard ones that have impacted previously, I would also recommend it to new or less experienced supervisors' - Professor Pam Denicolo, University of Reading Making Supervision Work For You discusses the entire supervision process from the student's perspective, as well as considering the supervisor's viewpoint and constraints. The author covers all phases of the student's 'journey', from induction through to final completion and examination of the thesis and the viva voce. The book illustrates many of the key issues in supervision by drawing upon extensive material from recent interviews with a range of supervisors and students. This book presents new ideas, regulations and codes of practice, and offers practical suggestions for students. It emphasizes students' experiences and needs, whilst also maintaining a focus on the supervisor's perspective and the demands of assessment at post-graduate level. The book is primarily aimed at Post-graduate students but will also be useful for undergraduates in their final year and equally for new or experienced supervisors. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
A Student's Guide
Author: Jerry J Wellington
The Times Good University Guide is an essential tool that gives you all the information you need to make the crucial decision of where to study, and how to make the crucial financial decisions about going to University – bestselling, objective and authoritative. Note depending on your device, tables may view best in landscape mode.
Author: John O’Leary
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Study Aids
This Student Solution Manual provides complete solutions to all the odd-numbered problems in Essential Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences. It takes students through each problem step-by-step, so they can clearly see how the solution is reached, and understand any mistakes in their own working. Students will learn by example how to select an appropriate method, improving their problem-solving skills.
Author: K. F. Riley,M. P. Hobson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
More than 370,000 students from overseas come to study in the UK every year at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. As an international student wanting to study in the UK, you'll understandably have many questions: Why choose the UK to study in? How are university courses taught in the UK? And what funding is available for students from overseas? Studying in the UK provides all the answers to these and more, giving you the best advice on understanding, making the most of, and ensuring success during your time as an overseas student at a UK university. Divided into clear sections on undergraduate study, postgraduate study and advice on living in the UK as a student, Studying in the UK uniquely gives a comprehensive overview of the complete UK higher education process – from applying to a UK university and getting a study visa to finding student accommodation and making friends. Studying in the UK also includes case studies from current international students revealing their own experiences of studying as an overseas student in a UK university, as well as advice on how to budget, what to expect from university lifestyle in the UK and the options available on completion of the university degree course. UK degrees are justly esteemed around the world and it’s important to ensure you have the best chance of success, not to mention enjoyment, by understanding the cultural shift before making the move – whether you're from China, India, France or Nigeria. Studying in the UK is that vital resource, ensuring you know exactly what to expect throughout your time at a UK university – both on and off campus.
A Guide for International Students
Author: Cerys Evans
Publisher: Trotman, Limited
Category: Foreign study
The only book that tells you how to create a cyber library from start to finish.
An Instructional Guide for School Library Media Specialists
Author: Kathleen W. Craver
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This practical guide is designed to help college teachers plan their undergraduate courses and deliver high-quality instruction. The book's theme is that teaching is a creative, decision-making, idea-testing enterprise whose purpose is to facilitate student learning in all of its facets. Its goal is to help instructors understand the multiple kinds of learning taking place in their courses so that they can select, devise, evaluate, and modify teaching techniques to improve their effectiveness. Based on research on human learning, memory, thinking, and problem solving, as well as studies of teaching and less-formal reports of teaching practices, the book offers concrete advice about all aspects of college teaching. *Part I is devoted to course planning. It outlines the many decisions instructors face in defining a course as their own and discusses the larger issues that shape a course and constrain some specific choices. Selecting course content, choosing learning goals, deciding how to pace a course, and scheduling tests are some of these issues. A workable timetable for preparing a course is included. *Part II is a mini-course on human learning, memory, and thinking. It provides the conceptual foundation for making teaching decisions, for selecting instructional strategies, and especially for inventing new techniques that might particularly fit a specific course. *Part III deals with the "nitty-gritty" of college teaching, including how to choose a textbook; lecturing and conducting classroom discussions; types and purposes of writing assignments, and how to structure and evaluate them; dealing with plagiarism; strengths and weaknesses of different types of tests, the relation of tests to learning goals, and guidelines for constructing good tests; and grading systems. *Part IV addresses professional and ethical issues of importance and consequence to instructors. New college instructors, more experienced faculty who would like to reflect on their teaching practices and consider making some changes, and teaching assistants will all find this book relevant and useful.
Author: Roger L. Dominowski
Publisher: Wintergreen Orchard House
Category: College majors
An entertaining and practical guide to getting your science PhD and working as a post-doc.
A Guide for PhD Students and Postdocs
Author: Phil Dee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Written for Higher Education managers and administrators, A Practical Guide to University and College Management is a highly accessible text that offers practical guidance on how to manage the day-to-day life of universities. The authors take a proactive approach and offer a range of good practice examples and solutions, designed to resolve the dilemmas that arise in today’s rapidly changing higher education environment. Drawing on a wealth of management experience, this edited collection pulls together advice and practical guidance from expert managers working in the field of Higher Education. Each chapter is underpinned by theoretical perspectives to support invaluable pragmatic hints, mini-case studies, practical examples, and sample guidelines. The book covers four main areas: Selecting and inducting students: This section outlines the essential process for targeting, attracting, recruiting and inducting students Managing throughout the university year: Advice on the student experience, from the admissions process right up to graduation Assuring the quality of the student learning experience: How to manage course administration, student learning through assessment, student complaints and issues of quality assurance Maximising staff and student engagement: This section looks at how to maximise commitment and involvement by both staff and students, and includes approaches and examples of engagement implementation at other universities A Practical Guide to College and University Management will be of interest to Higher Education managers, administrators, and anyone looking for a pragmatic "how to" navigational guide that informs the working life of a university, from attracting students through to graduation. It offers managers and administrators essential training and support required to promote highly successful and efficient Higher Education Institutions, and is essential reading for anyone who works in university administration or aspires to do so. Sally Brown is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Assessment, Learning and Teaching at Leeds Metropolitan University. She has published widely on innovations in teaching, learning and particularly assessment. Steve Denton is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Registrar and Secretary at Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together University-wide student administrative and support services, including governance and legal matters, the academic registry, planning, student services, communication and marketing and widening access and participation.
Author: Steve Denton,Sally Brown