To help you feel prepared for your university studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Open the links below to find out more:
You will be given lots of information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies in September.
Depending on your areas of interest, you might want to read:
Things to do over summer
Although we don’t recommend any particular pre-reading before you arrive, if you want something to keep your mind ticking over in the summer period, we recommend that you try reading one of the following interesting reads that should stimulate and challenge you:
- The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (2014) by Clayton M Christensen
If you want to know how new business ideas destroy the old, this is a great place to start and gives you a really good understanding of innovation.
- Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay (2010) by John Lancaster
A very funny but accurate account of the global financial meltdown.
- Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (2009) by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
We say – This book will force you to look at common things in a new light, nice bite-sized chapters for you to explore.
Additional ways to prepare
Preparing to start
This session examines how to make a successful transition to university. From planning your results day, accommodation and commuting tips, extra support available to you and general advice on uni life.Watch the session
Find out more about who you are
The following information provides an insight into what to expect when coming to university along with some good advice on how to navigate some of the potential challenges you may face.Start preparing yourself