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BA (Hons) Health and Social Wellbeing course preparation

Information coming soon. 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:

Suggested reading

You’ll be given detailed information about which textbooks to read for the programme modules, 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. We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive but if you can pick some up second hand, or access them online, we recommend reading the following:

  • The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World, Michael Marmot 2016 (Think about: what causes health and wellbeing?)
  • Dear NHS: 100 Stories to say Thank You, Adam Kay (Ed) et al 2020 (Think about: what does the NHS mean to me and my community?)

Useful websites to visit

  • The King’s Fund is an excellent, reliable research and think-tank resource on a wide range of health and wellbeing matters
  • The Health Foundation is also an excellent source of analysis, information and policy across health and social care issues
  • The Institute of Health Equity provides a good range of analysis on health inequalities and the wider determinants of health
  • The Health Foundation is an excellent source of information and policy analysis on health, wellbeing, and care

Things to do over summer

There are a range of ways that you can prepare for your degree over the summer months and anything which stimulates your thinking about health, social care, and wellbeing in the UK would be useful. Keeping up to date with current news in the health, social care and wellbeing arena is vital throughout your studies/professional life.

Films and documentaries
Thinking about future careers

Enjoy your reading, listening and watching, we look forward to welcoming you to EHU.

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.

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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.

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