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My First Year at UL

While you are a current student of UL it is useful to know of the services and supports available.

Coming to University is an incredibly exciting time; there are lots of new friends to get to know, as well getting used to navigating the campus and making it to lectures on time. For many students this is your first time living away from home and it may take you some time to get your college/personal life balanced and re-adjusted. You now also have a greater responsibility for your own education, assignments can build up and you'll have to manage your time to meet your deadlines. With all of this it can be easy to feel like you aren't doing as well as you'd wish - if this happens be sure to check-in with our friendly and supportive student services.


Cracking the College Code

This 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 

This 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 



Managing your own learning at university : a practical guide

This practical self-help guide for students helps you meet the challenges of going to university. Here, the often daunting experience of facing new subjects, reading lists, large classes and different methods of teaching and assessment are addressed in an entertaining, accessible and helpful way.