Going to College and University

Hawkfest, 2008, Devon

This book is aimed at all students who are thinking about going to college or university. It covers the following issues:

 

 

The book is proving to be popular with parents, prospective students and people who work within the areas of student recruitment and widening participation.

 

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Going to College and University - Table of Contents

SECTION 1: THE BRITISH EDUCATION SYSTEM

  1. Knowing about Further and Higher Education
  2. Understanding British Qualifications
  3. Knowing about Tuition Fees and Government Changes

SECTION 2: LEARNING CHOICES

  1. Using Information, Advice and Guidance Services
  2. Obtaining Information about Colleges and Universities
  3. Making Effective Learning Choices

SECTION 3: APPLYING TO COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY

  1. Applying to Further Education Colleges
  2. Making Applications Through UCAS
  3. Increasing your Chances of Success

SECTION 4: FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  1. Obtaining Financial Support for Further Education
  2. Obtaining Financial Support for Higher Education
  3. Understanding Student Loans
  4. Understanding the Parental Contribution
  5. Finding Other Sources of Income

SECTION 5: PERSONAL MONEY MATTERS

  1. Choosing a Bank Account
  2. Planning your Student Budget
  3. Dealing with Debt

SECTION 6: PERSONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

  1. Becoming Aware of Personal Safety on and off Campus
  2. Raising Awareness of Fire Safety in Halls and Private Accommodation
  3. Creating a Safe and Healthy Working Environment
  4. Maintaining Health and Well-being
  5. Coping with the Pressures of Study

SECTION 7: EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES

  1. Making the most of Learner Support Services
  2. Making the most of Information Technology
  3. Making the most of Learning Resources
  4. Using Photocopying and Laser Printing Services

SECTION 8: STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

  1. Making the most of Learner Support for Students with Disabilities
  2. Obtaining Financial Support for Students with Disabilities

SECTION 9: INDEPENDENT LIVING

  1. Choosing Accommodation
  2. Understanding Utility Supplies
  3. Buying Food and Drink
  4. Obtaining Insurance
  5. Understanding Council Tax
  6. Budgeting for Travel

SECTION 10: SPORTS AND LEISURE

  1. Making the most of Entertainment and Social Activities
  2. Using Sports and Leisure Facilities
  3. Obtaining Sponsorship for Sports

SECTION 11: STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

  1. Obtaining Part-time and Vacation Work
  2. Finding Work-based Learning
  3. Understanding Income Tax
  4. Understanding National Insurance Contributions
  5. Undertaking Voluntary Work
  6. Taking a Gap Year

SECTION 12: STUDY ABROAD

  1. Finding Study Abroad Schemes
  2. Obtaining Financial Support for Study Abroad

SECTION 13: STUDY MATERIALS

  1. Obtaining Course Materials, Books and Stationery
  2. Understanding Field Trip Requirements
  3. Purchasing Information Technology Equipment

SECTION 14: STUDY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Understanding Course Structure and Content
  2. Knowing the Level and Standard of Work Required
  3. Becoming Familiar with Teaching Methods
  4. Understanding Assessment Procedures

SECTION 15: THE VALUE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

  1. Developing Confidence and Self-Esteem
  2. Increasing Knowledge and Intellect
  3. Building Transferable Skills
  4. Increasing Employment Prospects

 

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