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 for student guides and student life in April 2020 and August 2020*
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 a journalist and an adviser to UCAS. Her advice to students on leaving home and finding friends has been shared widely by UCAS and she was a panellist on the UCAS parents' webinar, which has been viewed over 60,000 times. She has a background in research and a Master's degree in psychology from the London School of Economics. Her daughter started university in 2018 and returns homes occasionally with large bags of laundry.