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The International Student's Survival Guide

How to Get the Most from Studying at a UK University

The International Student's Survival Guide by Gareth Davey
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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 coming to the UK to embark on either undergraduate or graduate study in any subject.


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SAGE Publications; April 2008
200 pages; ISBN 9781446245651
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Title: The International Student's Survival Guide
Author: Gareth Davey