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Welcome New Students: Tips for Starting University

Books

We recommend you read these two books as you ease your way into the 1st year of university life at NUI Galway, both of which are available to borrow from the library.

Cracking the College Code is the ‘must have’ essential guide for all students, parents and guardians embarking on a journey into third level. Written in straightforward language, key topics include: making informed choices, preparing for change, getting to know how the third level system works, what students face in the first weeks and months at college, where and when to look for help, the challenges of living at home or away.

The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook covers all the core skills you will need to help you make the most of your university course. This is the handbook of techniques, tips and exercises. Written by a team of experts and tested on students, the advice in this book will help you to improve your grades, save time and develop the skills that will make you stand out to prospective employers. Whichever subject you are studying, this practical and concise book will help you find your individual learning style and tell you exactly what you need to know to excel as a student:

  • Working out the best way for you to learn
  • Doing your research
  • Presentations
  • Revising for exams
  • Improving your critical thinking skills
  • Managing your time 

 

Time Management

Time Management

Managing time is one of the biggest challenges that students face when they enter university. Getting the balance right can be tricky.

Here are 10 tips to help you manage your time more effectively. 

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