Academic reading and year 1 academic course books

The first year of many university courses relies on books which offer an introduction to the module subject. For example, Introduction to Psychology, or Essentials of Business and Marketing. These books are long, at around 500 pages, and contain a significant proportion of the weekly reading required for the course. …

What International Students Should Do Differently

1. USE ALL AVAILABLE LEARNING TOOLS AND STRATEGIES Comprehending lectures can be a significant challenge for international students. Both the difficulty of the lecture topic and the accent of the lecturer can confuse students, and the quality of lecture support can vary between lecturers. To counter this, international students should …

10 western student recipes for Asian students

When you are an Asian student living in a foreign country, cooking can feel a bit overwhelming. Tasks, like shopping for ingredients and picking what you are going to have for dinner, can be a confusing experience. We have some very different types of food in the UK, and knowing …

12 first term tips for international students

1: BE PAPER ORGANISED Your lecturers will give you A4-sized lecture notes, and you should store these in ring-binder folders. It’s a good idea to write the dates and times on lecture notes, as this will help when organising them. Also, putting the notes in transparent A4 plastic sleeves protects …