International Student Advisors' Office

International Student Advisors' Office

Studying in the UK

The education system in the UK and the way universities work here may be totally different from the way it is in your home country. Prepare for Success will help you to understand the way it works in the UK and help you to make the transition:

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"Prepare for Success is an interactive web learning tool for international students who are getting ready to come to the UK for study in further or higher education. It contains learning resources which are activity-based to help you find out about different aspects of academic life in the UK and the skills needed for effective study. As well as preparing you for what to expect during your studies, the activities provide scope for English language improvement."

The Library offers an extensive choice of workshops designed to help students get the most from their studies. There is a choice of topics ranging from finding information online, to preparing for exams, citing and referencing to managing stress.  Students can find out how to write better essays and reports, critically evaluate journal articles, perform well in group work and much more. Here you can find the Workshop Programme for 2013/14. If you have any questions about the workshops, please contact the Library.


Here, you can find copies of the slides used in the Study in the UK presentation on Tuesday 10 September 2013


Introduction and Prepare for Success

Study in the UK - Effective Learning

Edinburgh Campus Library and Resources


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