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Help book for new students launched


A book to help new students navigate their way through the first year of their degree has been published by two lecturers at the University of Wolverhampton.

Making It At Uni has been written for students considering going to university or those who have just begun their journey into higher education.

The book has been written by Sally Bartholomew, Principal Lecturer for Undergraduate Student Experience, and Jodi Withers, Academic Skills Lecturer.

It gives insights into the challenges of studying an undergraduate degree for the first time, and is particularly recommended for students who are the first in their family to go to university, commuter students and international students.

Sally said: "This is not a text book, but is appearing on many reading lists countrywide.  It is a help book. Universities lose thousands of students every year because students are not 'university ready'. Making It At Uni goes part of the way to bridging the gap of knowledge and confidence building in the student body.

“Topics covered include looking after yourself, socialising, managing time and money and how to manage student expectations of university."

Making It At Uni also has advice about achieving success in an academic environment. There are chapters on academic reading, academic writing and referencing. These are easy to read and digest and will help students through their first couple of assessments at university. 

Making It At Uni is available on Amazon:

A University of Wolverhampton specific version has also been published:

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Date Issued: Tuesday, 14 May 2019

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