So, you've got the grades, accepted your place and you're about to spend the next three or more years in the exciting world of higher education. You'll probably have the time of your life - you'll make loads of new friends, develop a frantic social life and, if you're lucky, you might even enjoy your course. However, you'll also have to fend for yourself, cope with the stress of coursework deadlines and exams that will affect your future and, unless you're extremely fortunate, you'll probably be like the 85 per cent of students who come away from it all with an enormous debt. The Virgin University Survival Guide is full of indispensable advice and information that will see you through the whole of your student life, from Fresher's Week to finals, and beyond.
This entertaining and down-to-earth book will give you the lowdown on: 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 student finance and debt; Health and stress; Campus crime and safety; Work and careers - when to start thinking about your future; Graduation and beyond - job, gap year or a post-graduate course?; And, of course, hedonism - after all, it's not all about the study.show more