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How to Succeed at University : An Essential Guide to Academic Skills, Personal Development & Employability - Bob Smale

How to Succeed at University

An Essential Guide to Academic Skills, Personal Development & Employability

By: Bob Smale, Julie Fowlie

Paperback | 28 April 2015 | Edition Number 2

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Achieve all your goals for university – whatever they are!

How to Succeed at University provides straightforward, practical advice for anyone experiencing university life. Introducing the personal, academic and life skills you need to succeed - both at university and in today’s competitive job market – you’ll find help with managing your time and budget, and guidance on a range of study skills including skills for research and examination success. You’ll also learn how to identify and develop key transferable skills that will stay with you throughout your professional life.

Discover how to:
  • Improve your employability prospects and give yourself the advantage in the job market
  • Benefit from other students' experience, with top tips and insider advice on succeeding in your studies
  • Explore the uses of digital technologies in learning and assessment
  • Use what you learn right away, with handy downloadable checklists and worksheets.
  • Pragmatic, up-front and sympathetic, this is an essential companion for all undergraduate students, as well as anyone preparing for study at university.
SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

About the Authors

Bob Smale is a Senior Lecturer at University of Brighton Business School where he has been closely involved in developing the undergraduate business skills programme with Julie Fowlie. His teaching includes employee relations together with aspects of organisational behaviour and human resource management, and his research interests include employee relations and pedagogy.

Bob has a background in the banking industry and employee relations. He was formerly a part-time professional musician and is also a qualified aromatherapist. He has worked in further, adult and higher education for almost three decades, as well as delivering personal skills training, mostly in the public and voluntary sectors.

Julie Fowlie is a Principal Lecturer at University of Brighton Business School, where she has been closely involved in developing the undergraduate business skills programme with Bob Smale. Her teaching includes aspects of management, organisational behaviour and human resource management. She has research interests in emotional intelligence and pedagogy. Julie previously worked in the finance industry in a senior management position also having had experience as a bond dealer. She is also a qualified swimming coach and lifeguard. Julie has taught in further, adult and higher education and runs her own training business, most recently designing and delivering a management development programme for a private sector organisation.
Industry Reviews

This is a vital resource for both potential, and experienced students in higher education, whether undergrad or postgrad. With accessible examples and interactive activities that enable the reader to engage with and learn from their own experiences; this book successfully demystifies some of the structures and processes within HE that can often cause anxiety for students, and introduces language and terminology that students will encounter which is both empowering and developmental. It is recommended reading.

-- Catherine McConnell
Praise for the first edition 'A really practical and positive text that underpins student learning. Used time and time again by students. This is an excellent text.'
-- Michael Reed

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