University can be a bit of a jungle - student loans, essay deadlines and 'Freshers Week' are just a few hazards. But with the Virgin University Survival Guide you'll never be lost again. This unique university guide provides practical advice on all aspects of university life, including: Getting ready to go - what to take and what to leave behind Freshers Week - what to do and what definitely not to do Your course - studying, coursework and exams Housing, house hunting and dealing with difficult landlords Money - everything you need to know about fees, loans and debt Health and stress Campus crime and safety Work and careers - when to start thinking about the future Graduation and beyond - job, gap year or a post-graduate course? And, of course, how to make the most of your new-found social life. After all, it's not all about studying....
Coping with Stress at University comprehensively covers the main problems and stresses that a student may experience during their university career. Looking at university life from a variety of angles, this book equips the student to be able to deal with stressful situations ranging from exam pressure to relationship problems, from homesickness to managing finances. Although the problems do not change, the way a student faces them can and the more effective the approach, the less stress the student will feel when tackling their concerns. Quotes and case studies from previous students illustrate how problems have been dealt with in the past, and a number of coping techniques and exercises are provided to help prepare students for the transition into and through university life. Coping with Stress at University is an invaluable introduction to university life for any potential or current student, and it also acts as a helpful resource for parents and friends wishing to gain a greater understanding of the issues faced at university.
Is your son or daughter applying to university? Are you looking to discover the secrets of a successful university application? Your complete guide to how the UK university admissions system really works, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University gives the full picture about university applications - from selecting your degree course and university to accepting an offer or going through clearing. Containing essential tips for applicants, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University reveals the real reasons why universities reject a quarter of applications and offers practical tips on how to avoid being part of this statistic. Full of honest insights about key differences between what the official information says and what actually happens, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University discloses vital information you can't find in university prospectuses, from how the application process really works to securing a place on the university degree course of your choice. Including a summary at the end of each chapter with a checklist of the points to remember, there are useful hints and tips from students, admissions tutors and careers professionals, advice on the UCAS personal statement and attending interviews, and information about common misconceptions about courses. With an 8% increase in the number of full-time university applications for 2010 (the biggest rise in eight years) and the trend set to continue, it's vital to ensure the best university application possible - particularly when there university funding cuts threaten a significant reducation in university places available. UCAS has already predicted a challenging and competitive year for those wanting to go to university. It remains the case that the UCAS personal statement is a pivotal part of the UCAS application process, since even with the new A* qualifcation, A level results are no longer enough to guarantee a successful university application. Fortunately, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University gives current advice from experts to ensure you can present a winning application to a university admissions panel. Unravelling the mysteries of university applications and highlighting what admissions tutors are really looking for in prospective students, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University is your indispensable resource if you want to get ahead in applying to university. Can you afford not to?
This guide is the first book to lift the lid on how the UK university admissions system really works. Containing essential tips for applicants, it opens up on the real reasons why universities reject a quarter of applications and offers practical tips on how to avoid being part of this statistic. The book reveals the secrets of a successful university application, including a broad range of advice on why students should apply early, key differences between what the official information says and what actually happens and what to do if student’s don’t make the grade. Full of honest insights, it discloses vital information you can’t find in university prospectuses, from how the application process really works to securing a place on the course of your choice.
Selling Rights has firmly established itself as the leading guide to all aspects of rights sales and co-publications throughout the world. The seventh edition is substantially updated to illustrate the changes in rights in relation to new technologies and legal developments in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. This fully revised and updated edition includes: coverage of the full range of potential rights from English-language territorial rights through to serial rights, permissions, rights for the reading-impaired, translation rights, dramatization and documentary rights, electronic and multimedia rights More detailed coverage of Creative Commons and Open Access The aftermath of the Digital Economy Act 2010, the Hooper Report and new UK Statutory Instruments affecting copyright Updated coverage of book fairs The implications of adding e-book rights to print licences A separate chapter on collective licensing via Reproduction Rights Organizations The impact of new electronic hardware (e-readers, tablets, mobile phones) – the distinction between sales and licences the rights implications of acquisitions, mergers and disposals updates on serial rights, including online New appendices listing territories normally sought as exclusive by UK publishers and a glossary of rights specific terms. Selling Rights is an essential reference tool and an accessible and illuminating guide to current and future issues for rights professionals and students of publishing.
Whether you travel for business, pleasure, or a combination of the two, the ever-popular "Culture Shock!" series belongs in your backpack or briefcase. Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive wherever you go. "Culture Shock!" country guides are easy-to-read, accurate, and entertaining crash courses in local customs and etiquette. "Culture Shock!" practical guides offer the inside information you need whether you're a student, a parent, a globetrotter, or a working traveler. "Culture Shock!" at your Door guides equip you for daily life in some of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. And "Culture Shock!" Success Secrets guides offer relevant, practical information with the real-life insights and cultural know-how that can make the difference between business success and failure. Each "Culture Shock!" title is written by someone who's lived and worked in the country, and each book is packed with practical, accurate, and enjoyable information to help you find your way and feel at home.
If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, how would you survive? A nuclear war, viral pandemic or asteroid strike. The world as we know it has ended. You and the other survivors must start again. What knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages, or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes and key fundamentals of science that sustain our lives. Ingenious and groundbreaking, The Knowledge explains everything you need to know about everything, revolutionising your understanding of the world. ‘A glorious compendium of the knowledge we have lost in the living...the most inspiring book I’ve read in a long time’ Independent ‘A terrifically engrossing history of science and technology’ Guardian http://the-knowledge.org/
Remember the 80's? The Virgin Encyclopedia of 80's Music is a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of the most fragmented and frequently maligned decade in the history of popular music. Here are 1000 entries on the bands, musicians, songwriters, producers and record labels - everyone who had a significant impact on the development of rock and pop music in those ten years, from the New Romantics who brought colour and image to fill the gap left by punk and the new wave, to the stadium acts who provided a launch pad for Live Aid, to the myriad variations of house and techno spawned in the latter half of the Eighties. As well as all the giants of the period the encyclopedia has the range and depth to include artists who flourished briefly and yet were quintessential to the decade. A perfect mix of fact and informed opinion contained in one single volume, distilled from the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, universally acclaimed as the world's leading source of reference on rock and pop history. Informed, infatuating and invaluable.
Updated annually, the AAA Europe TravelBook guides you through the best of 41 cities across 19 countries. Detailed descriptions, full-color photographs and easy-to-use maps help you make the most of your trip: must-see attractions, walking and driving trips, lodgings, restaurants and shops, event dates, times and Web sites, essential country-specific information.