Starting University: What to Expect, How to Prepare, Go and Enjoy (The Essential Student Guide)
Author Melissa Scallan
Editor Louise Salmon
Design and illustrations Molly Shields
Paperback ISBN: 978 1 916 1027 0 5
Ebook ISBN: 978 1 916 1027 1 2
Published June 2019
Awarded Amazon bestseller status across three different categories: student life, undergraduate and postgraduate student guides, and teaching in higher and further education
Written for students preparing to go to university for the first time, Starting University provides reassuring, practical and easy-to-read advice to help make the exciting and/or scary transition to university a little easier.
It includes information about what to expect, how to prepare, what to take and how to deal with many of the experiences a new student will face.
Packed with helpful advice, hints and links, the guide includes:
Throughout the guide, there are attractive illustrations, useful checklists and wise, witty and poignant comments from first year students.
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Melissa Scallan is the author of the bestselling student guide Starting University.
As an adviser to UCAS, the UK's universities and colleges admissions service, Melissa's advice to students on making new friends and dealing with homesickness is shared on the UCAS website and she was a panelist on one of UCAS’ most watched Facebook Live webinars (viewed over 60,000 times).
Melissa delivers informative and reassuring talks to sixth form and college students about preparing for university.
As a journalist, with a background in research and a Master's degree in psychology, Melissa's work is thoughtfully researched and carefully presented to prioritise the wellbeing of students as they take this life-changing step into higher education.
Her eldest daughter started university in 2018 and returns homes occasionally with large bags of laundry.