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The Virgin University Survival Guide Paperback – 9 Aug 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books; Pocket Ed edition (9 Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753512483
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753512487
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.1 x 16.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Fun, informative and up-to-date university guide to all aspects of student life

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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 guide provides practical advice on all aspects of university life, including:

Getting ready to go - what to take and what to leave behindFreshers Week - what to do and what definitely not to doYour course - studying, coursework and examsHousing, house hunting and dealing with difficult landlordsMoney - everything you need to know about fees, loans and debtHealth and stressCampus crime and safetyWork and careers - when to start thinking about the futureGraduation 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...

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When my mother gave me this book as a leaving present I did at first feel a little skeptical of its promises... well the title had a lot to live up to. However, having poured over this book during my train journey up to Manchester I kind of got the impression that this book had been written from experience rather than to simply make a fast buck. The sections are clear, the information useful and honest. I loved the section on Hedonism!
I especially liked the section on housing. Being a student and leaving home for the first time I found the information invaluable.

This is the one time my mother got it right. I think they should give it out on fresher's week.
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I bought this for my little bro (off to uni) and won't be giving it to himuntil well after the event as i chuckle and chortle my way though thewhole thing.
Simply put it is a list of all the scams and blags that it took the likesof me and my mates three years to work out, tidily organised into oneconcise book. During the dark days of cash-flow problems (which tend toresemble the hoover dam)known as university, this seems like anindispensible aid to keeping your head above water in a variety of (legal)ways.
Since its not from the library there is a chance that they will actuallyread it well before the third year. I can only sit and be jealous of thisyears fresh crop of first years as they sit smug in the knowledge thattheir ride through the first tumultuous years of post-home life will be assmooth as... well picking up a book and reading it.
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Bought this book for my second daughter who will be off to uni this year. It is crammed full of advice on just about everything you can possibly imagine you might need to know and more, from advice on accommodation, student loans, jobs - everything and anything. On looking through it, my older daughter who left for uni two years ago said 'gosh mum, what a useful book - wish you had got this for me, would have helped me out with all sorts of things!'
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My son who, like a proper teenager, usually dismisses anything I buy or suggest for him, has taken to this book and read it avidly. A rare success! My only criticism is it's not made to last; it's printed on cheap paper with flimsy covers.
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This book gave the most comprehensive guide to life as a student that I have come across in my travels and was an instant buy when I sent my first child off to university. My second child is off to university again this year and I will be buying another copy for her too.
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Bought this for our son who - all being well with A level results - is hoping to go to Uni this Autumn. He found the title amusing and appropriate! Also found the info inside relative - makes a serious life choice a little more bearable!
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I found this book a few weeks ago and found it pretty useful. The sections are clear and there's a no nonsence approach to the guide. It's a little bit shorter than I expected, but does give good advice throughout.There is quite a good section on housing that gives good contact infomantion and advicew on what to do in specific situations. I'm off to university this September and feel a little more oragnised after reading this book.
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As a prospective uni student I really like reading all the information I can get so I know as much as possible about what I am letting my self in for! This book was really useful with sections such as money managment, freshers week and health and stress. I found it a nice, easy going read that didn't bombard me with usless information.
However a little of the info is out of date, such as course fees etc, but as that is such a minority of the book it was still a worthwhile buy.
Tihs is defenitly a book for a prospective student/fresher as has enough info to help them get by all in one place!
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