Publisher: University & College Admissions Service (Ucas)
Release Date: 2012
Genre: College applications
This guide to getting into university and college contains the entire research and application process, bringing together the combined expertise of UCAS staff, along with insights and tips from students who have experienced the process first-hand.
This book helps potential nursing students succeed in getting into nursing. It gives practical help on the application process: filling out application forms; passing numeracy and literacy tests; and succeeding at interviews. It also explains what nurses do, what personal qualities are needed and what is involved in nursing training, so applicants can decide whether nursing is really for them. This book has been carefully shaped to answer all of the common questions applicants are likely to have, along with many they will not yet have thought of. It has been updated in light of the recommendations in the Francis Report and covers values-based recruitment, the importance of compassion in practice and considers the needs of non-traditional applicants and mature students. Features of the book include: practice numeracy and literacy tests to help students face their interview day with confidence all the information students need given in one place with no need to trawl through countless websites looking for answers to questions helpful advice on choosing the right course and succeeding in the application top tips and stories from real nurses, students, patients and lecturers that explore 'from the inside' what nursing is like example interviews to help students prepare for the big day.
Every year thousands of people compete for employment in the UK. Employability and the ability to demonstrate the skills, attributes and behaviours required in a full-time job have become integral to securing employment and developing a career. This book aims to offer a one-stop guide to becoming employable and to careers in the Criminal Justice Sector and beyond, exploring the key organizations and employers in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, explaining how they operate and detailing how they are changing. Written in an engaging and accessible style by four experts on employability and the Criminal Justice Sector, this book combines useful hints on becoming employable with helpful insights from those working in specific sectors. The book covers careers in: probation, the police, prisons, the courts, prosecution services and advocacy, youth justice. Packed with hints and tips, advice from current students, useful web links and lists of recommended reading, this book provides a clear guide to the career decision-making and transition processes and covers the essential elements required to making the first step towards securing a job in the above sectors. It will be essential reading for those who want to forge a successful career in any area of the Criminal Justice Sector.
For the inside track on completing the UCAS form, students and their advisers need to look no further than this best-selling title. As well as providing top tips and dos and don'ts from current admission tutors, this book will guide the student through the entire higher education application process.
What Next After School? has established itself as a key guide for helping students to understand the many options available to them as they approach the end of their school years, including education options (academic as well as vocational training), gap years, the world of work, and practical issues such as finances, debts and insurance. This new 10th edition also includes case studies illustrating how other students have adapted to life after school, as well as detailed information on making the most of the decisions facing all school leavers.
Author: Sally Longson
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date: 2003
Genre: College students
Not a guide to courses and college, but a practical introduction to life at university. Aimed at those about to begin higher education, the book offers advice on everything from choosing course options to grants, tuition fees, the semester system and dealing with debt.
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.
As a dyslexic student you have a unique learning style. Understanding this can help you take control and study in a way that is most effective for you. Full of practical advice and visual examples, this friendly book will guide you through the dyslexic learning style. It gives you all the essential knowledge and ideas needed to manage your dyslexia positively. Handy for students at any level, this easy-to-read guide: • suggests core strategies for doing things differently to work with your dyslexia, instead of against it • covers individual study skills, including organisation, reading, writing and taking exams • provides information on the support that should be available to you as a student
Language skills, study skills, argument skills and legal knowledge are vital to every law student, professional lawyer and academic. Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning suggests a range of 'how-to' techniques for perfecting these academic and practical skills. It explains how to work with legal texts; how to read and write about the law; how to acquire effective disciplined study techniques; and how to construct legal arguments. Packed full of practical examples and diagrams across the range of legal skills from language and research skills to mooting and negotiation, this edition will be invaluable to law students seeking to acquire a deeper understanding of how to apply each discreet legal skill effectively. This restructured third edition is now additionally supported by a Companion Website offering a wealth of additional resources for individual and group work for both students and lecturers. For students, the Companion Website offers: workbooks for each part, containing guided practical and reflective tasks a series of ‘how-to’ exercises, which help to provide real-life legal skills examples and practice guidance on answering legal problem and essay-style questions self-test quizzes to consolidate learning for each individual legal skill. For lecturers, the Companion Website hosts: a set of PowerPoint slides of the diagrams in the text specimen seminar plans, with supplementary notes to provide support and inspiration for teaching legal skills sample legal skills assessment, and accompanying answers.
Written by the experts at PersonalStatementChecker.com, this is the definitive guide to UCAS applications and personal statements for anyone applying to university. It covers the realistic challenges faced by applicants and breaks these down into easy-to-follow steps. PersonalStatementChecker.com’s online customers regularly get into their first-choice universities, and How to Write Your UCAS Personal Statement and Get into University: The Ultimate Guide contains a tried-and-tested, high-quality personal statement walkthrough based on their twenty-five years of combined experience. You will not find such detailed UCAS personal statement advice in any other publication. Amongst many other topics, you’ll learn how to make your personal statement stand out from the crowd, how to write an impressive introduction and conclusion, and how to sell yourself in the best possible light. The final section of How to Write Your UCAS Personal Statement and Get into University: The Ultimate Guide includes dedicated chapters for each of the most popular and competitive subject areas including medicine, dentistry, nursing, law, economics, business, psychology, and many more. Each chapter covers how to write your personal statement and what admissions tutors are looking for in interviews and in your application overall. This guide is indispensable for all schools, colleges, and individual applicants. If you want to know what admissions tutors are really looking for in your application, read this book today. Get into your dream university and secure your future today with PersonalStatementChecker.com.
Author: Lucy Tobin
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre: College students
A Guide to Uni Life is an upbeat and engaging guide book to all aspects of university life. It covers everything from surviving freshers' week to studying for your finals and includes tips and advice on how to have fun and stay healthy throughout your university life. Lucy Tobin - a graduate herself - gives new or potential students a real insight into what uni life will be like and how to make it the best experience you can and achieve a brilliant degree as well. The author guides new students through the university experience in a friendly way without being condescending or pretending that all you are there for is to lock yourself in the library! Students can really get the best out of their time in higher education with this helpful and entertaining book. New to this edition is additional info on money management to reflect further changes in student fees, as well as further advice on eating right, mental health issues and using technology to help ace your work.
How do you find the best university for the subject you wish to study? You need a guide that evaluates the quality of what is available, giving facts, figures and comparative assessments of universities. Since 1992, The Times has produced the most widely respected and used university league tables. The Guide takes the key measures of quality as its focus, so you can make informed choices of university and subjects. Still unique and still controversial, the rankings provide hard data, analysed, interpreted and presented by a team of experts. The 2005 edition of the best-selling Good University Guide has been further extended, now offering: Unique league table ranking to Britain's universities, which enables readers to assess strengths and weaknesses of each university. on how to select a course and a university. Details of government changes to higher education. Guidance on how to apply and pay your way through university. Advice on finding and paying for accommodation while you are there. Two pages of information on each university. Detailed coverage of Oxford and Cambridge colleges. Information specifically designed for international students
Author: John O'Leary
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Genre: Study Aids
Since 1992, The Times has produced the most widely respected and used university league tables. The Guide takes the key measures of quality as its focus, so you can make informed choices of university and subjects. The rankings provide hard data, analysed, interpreted, and presented by a team of experts. The 2007 edition has been further extended, now offering unique league table ranking to Britain's universities, which enable readers to assess strengths and weaknesses of each university, over 60 tables giving the best universities for particular subjects, advice on how to select a course and a university, details of government changes to higher education, guidance on how to apply and pay your way through university, and information specifically designed for international students.