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Making it at Uni - a book for new students


A book to help new students navigate their way through the first year of their degree has been published by two staff members from the University of Wolverhampton.

Making it at Uni is written for students considering going to university or those who have just begun their journey into higher education.

The book has been written by Sally Bartholomew, Principal Lecturer for Undergraduate Student Experience Schools of Law and Social, Historical and Political Studies, and Jodi Withers, Academic Skills Lecturer.

It gives insights into the challenges of studying an undergraduate degree for the first time, and is highly recommended for the first in generation to go to university, commuter students and international students.

Sally said: "Students beginning their journeys at Russell Group universities are also finding the book beneficial. This is not a text book, but is appearing on many reading lists country-wide.  It is a help book. Universities lose thousands of students every year because students are not 'university ready'. Making it at Uni goes part of the way to bridging the gap of knowledge and confidence building in the students body. Topics covered include looking after yourself, socialising, managing time and money and  how to manage student expectations of university."

Making at Uni also has a success in an academic environment element. There are chapters on academic reading, academic writing and referencing. These are easy to read and digest and will help students through their firsat couple of assessments at university. 

To order Making it at Uni, visit:

A University of Wolverhampton specific version has also been published:

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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