The Virgin University Survival Guide


Author: Karla Fitzhugh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448132789

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 3963

University can be a bit of a jungle - student loans, essay deadlines and 'Freshers Week' are just a few hazards. But with the Virgin University Survival Guide you'll never be lost again. This unique university guide provides practical advice on all aspects of university life, including: Getting ready to go - what to take and what to leave behind Freshers Week - what to do and what definitely not to do Your course - studying, coursework and exams Housing, house hunting and dealing with difficult landlords Money - everything you need to know about fees, loans and debt Health and stress Campus crime and safety Work and careers - when to start thinking about the future Graduation and beyond - job, gap year or a post-graduate course? And, of course, how to make the most of your new-found social life. After all, it's not all about studying....

Coping with Stress at University

A Survival Guide


Author: Stephen Palmer,Angela Puri

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848605671

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 3227

Coping with Stress at University comprehensively covers the main problems and stresses that a student may experience during their university career. Looking at university life from a variety of angles, this book equips the student to be able to deal with stressful situations ranging from exam pressure to relationship problems, from homesickness to managing finances. Although the problems do not change, the way a student faces them can and the more effective the approach, the less stress the student will feel when tackling their concerns. Quotes and case studies from previous students illustrate how problems have been dealt with in the past, and a number of coping techniques and exercises are provided to help prepare students for the transition into and through university life. Coping with Stress at University is an invaluable introduction to university life for any potential or current student, and it also acts as a helpful resource for parents and friends wishing to gain a greater understanding of the issues faced at university.

Insider's Guide to Applying to University


Author: Karla Fitzhugh

Publisher: Trotman, Limited

ISBN: 9781844553976

Category: College applications

Page: 180

View: 8775

Is your son or daughter applying to university? Are you looking to discover the secrets of a successful university application? Your complete guide to how the UK university admissions system really works, the Insider's Guide to Applying to University gives the full picture about university applications – from selecting your degree course and university to accepting an offer or going through clearing. Containing essential tips for applicants, the Insider's Guide to Applying to University reveals the real reasons why universities reject a quarter of applications and offers practical tips on how to avoid being part of this statistic. Full of honest insights about key differences between what the official information says and what actually happens, the Insider's Guide to Applying to University discloses vital information you can't find in university prospectuses, from how the application process really works to securing a place on the university degree course of your choice. Including a summary at the end of each chapter with a checklist of the points to remember, there are useful hints and tips from students, admissions tutors and careers professionals, advice on the UCAS personal statement and attending interviews, and information about common misconceptions about courses. With an 8% increase in the number of full-time university applications for 2010 (the biggest rise in eight years) and the trend set to continue, it's vital to ensure the best university application possible - particularly when there university funding cuts threaten a significant reducation in university places available. UCAS has already predicted a challenging and competitive year for those wanting to go to university. It remains the case that the UCAS personal statement is a pivotal part of the UCAS application process, since even with the new A* qualifcation, A level results are no longer enough to guarantee a successful university application. Fortunately, the Insider's Guide to Applying to University gives current advice from experts to ensure you can present a winning application to a university admissions panel. Unravelling the mysteries of university applications and highlighting what admissions tutors are really looking for in prospective students, the Insider's Guide to Applying to University is your indispensable resource if you want to get ahead in applying to university. Can you afford not to?

Der Geliebte der Königin


Author: Philippa Gregory


ISBN: 3732552861

Category: Fiction

Page: 655

View: 1894

Eine junge Königin zwischen der Pflicht zu ihrem Land und einer verbotenen Liebe England, Herbst 1558: Elisabeth I. besteigt den Thron. Die jungfräuliche Königin wird von allen Seiten bedrängt, endlich zu heiraten. Doch es gibt nur einen Mann, den Elisabeth begehrt: ihren Jugendfreund Robert Dudley. Sir Robert ist allerdings bereits verheiratet - und ein verurteilter Verräter dazu. Keine guten Aussichten für das Verhältnis der beiden. Inmitten der Intrigen, die um sie gesponnen werden, entwickelt sich schließlich für Elisabeth, Robert und das aufstrebende Königreich alles anders als geplant ... Ein historischer Roman aus der Plantagenet und Tudor-Reihe von Bestsellerautorin Philippa Gregory. Ebenfalls bei beHEARTBEAT lieferbar: "Die Hofnärrin". eBooks von beHEARTBEAT - Herzklopfen garantiert.

Culture Shock! Britain

A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette


Author: Terry Tan

Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781558689268

Category: Travel

Page: 342

View: 3121

Whether you travel for business, pleasure, or a combination of the two, the ever-popular "Culture Shock!" series belongs in your backpack or briefcase. Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive wherever you go. "Culture Shock!" country guides are easy-to-read, accurate, and entertaining crash courses in local customs and etiquette. "Culture Shock!" practical guides offer the inside information you need whether you're a student, a parent, a globetrotter, or a working traveler. "Culture Shock!" at your Door guides equip you for daily life in some of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. And "Culture Shock!" Success Secrets guides offer relevant, practical information with the real-life insights and cultural know-how that can make the difference between business success and failure. Each "Culture Shock!" title is written by someone who's lived and worked in the country, and each book is packed with practical, accurate, and enjoyable information to help you find your way and feel at home.

Selling Rights


Author: Lynette Owen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317611802

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 6059

Selling Rights has firmly established itself as the leading guide to all aspects of rights sales and co-publications throughout the world. The seventh edition is substantially updated to illustrate the changes in rights in relation to new technologies and legal developments in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. This fully revised and updated edition includes: coverage of the full range of potential rights from English-language territorial rights through to serial rights, permissions, rights for the reading-impaired, translation rights, dramatization and documentary rights, electronic and multimedia rights More detailed coverage of Creative Commons and Open Access The aftermath of the Digital Economy Act 2010, the Hooper Report and new UK Statutory Instruments affecting copyright Updated coverage of book fairs The implications of adding e-book rights to print licences A separate chapter on collective licensing via Reproduction Rights Organizations The impact of new electronic hardware (e-readers, tablets, mobile phones) – the distinction between sales and licences the rights implications of acquisitions, mergers and disposals updates on serial rights, including online New appendices listing territories normally sought as exclusive by UK publishers and a glossary of rights specific terms. Selling Rights is an essential reference tool and an accessible and illuminating guide to current and future issues for rights professionals and students of publishing.

The Knowledge

How to Rebuild our World from Scratch


Author: Lewis Dartnell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137381

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 2492

If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, how would you survive? A nuclear war, viral pandemic or asteroid strike. The world as we know it has ended. You and the other survivors must start again. What knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages, or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes and key fundamentals of science that sustain our lives. Ingenious and groundbreaking, The Knowledge explains everything you need to know about everything, revolutionising your understanding of the world. ‘A glorious compendium of the knowledge we have lost in the living...the most inspiring book I’ve read in a long time’ Independent ‘A terrifically engrossing history of science and technology’ Guardian

Straße der Wunder


Author: John Irving

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257607148

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 4859

Juan Diego und seine für alle anderen unverständlich sprechende Schwester Lupe sind Müllkippenkinder in Mexiko. Ihre einzige Überlebenschance: der Glaube an die eigenen Wunderkräfte. Denn Juan Diego kann fliegen und Geschichten erfinden, Lupe sogar die Zukunft voraussagen, insbesondere die ihres Bruders. Um ihn zu retten, riskiert sie alles. Verführerisch bunt, magisch und spannend erzählt: zwei junge Migranten auf der Suche nach einer Heimat in der Fremde und in der Literatur.

The Virgin Encyclopedia of 80s Music


Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited


Category: Music

Page: 543

View: 9482

Remember the 80's? The Virgin Encyclopedia of 80's Music is a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of the most fragmented and frequently maligned decade in the history of popular music. Here are 1000 entries on the bands, musicians, songwriters, producers and record labels - everyone who had a significant impact on the development of rock and pop music in those ten years, from the New Romantics who brought colour and image to fill the gap left by punk and the new wave, to the stadium acts who provided a launch pad for Live Aid, to the myriad variations of house and techno spawned in the latter half of the Eighties. As well as all the giants of the period the encyclopedia has the range and depth to include artists who flourished briefly and yet were quintessential to the decade. A perfect mix of fact and informed opinion contained in one single volume, distilled from the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, universally acclaimed as the world's leading source of reference on rock and pop history. Informed, infatuating and invaluable.

Leben mit Vision

Wozu um alles in der Welt lebe ich?


Author: Rick Warren

Publisher: Gerth Medien

ISBN: 3961222142

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 3134

Dieses biblisch fundierte Buch wird Ihnen helfen, Gottes besondere Pläne für Ihr Leben zu entdecken. Rick Warren begleitet Sie durch eine 42-tägige geistliche Reise, die Ihre Antwort auf die wichtigste Frage des Lebens verändern wird: "Warum lebe ich eigentlich"? Gottes Berufung für sich zu kennen wird Stress reduzieren, Ihre Energien bündeln, Ihre Entscheidungen vereinfachen und Ihrem Leben einen Sinn geben. Dass Sie leben, war kein kosmischer Unfall. Schon vor der Erschaffung des Universums hatte Gott eine genaue Vorstellung von Ihnen und schuf Sie zu einem bestimmten Ziel und Sinn. Finden Sie ihn heraus! Die Erstausgabe dieses Buches avancierte zum weltweiten Bestseller und ist das meistverkaufte Sachbuch Nordamerikas. Diese Neuauflage wurde sprachlich überarbeitet und um zwei Kapitel ergänzt ("Die Neid-Falle" und "Die Gefallsucht-Falle"). Darüber hinaus enthält jedes der 42 Kapitel QR-Codes bzw. Links zu Websites, auf denen Sie ergänzend ca. 40-50 Minuten lange vertiefende Predigten von Rick Warren zum jeweiligen Thema finden (in Originalsprache).

Europe Travelbook

The Guide to Premier Destinations


Author: Des Hannigan,Sally Roy,Nia Williams

Publisher: American Automobile Association

ISBN: 9781595083623

Category: Travel

Page: 576

View: 5015

Updated annually, the AAA Europe TravelBook guides you through the best of 41 cities across 19 countries. Detailed descriptions, full-color photographs and easy-to-use maps help you make the most of your trip: must-see attractions, walking and driving trips, lodgings, restaurants and shops, event dates, times and Web sites, essential country-specific information.

The Truth

A teenager's survival guide


Author: Ann McPherson,Aidan Macfarlane

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192727039

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5630

With over a million copies sold worldwide and translated into 22 languages, the Health Freak books have been a global publishing phenomenon, bringing both fun and vital health education to teenagers the world over. The Truth has the popular question-and-answer format of the Health Freak series based on genuine questions emailed by kids to the authors' award-winning health advice website ( Frank, down-to-earth answers are given by the authors, both of whom are doctors specializing in teenage health issues. It includes chapters on Bullying, Relationships, Stress, Sex, Drugs and Weight. Teenage Health Freak titles include: The Diary of a Teenage Health Freak; The Diary of the Other Health Freak; RU a Teenage Health Freak?; Health Freak: Sex; Health Freak: Drugs, Health Freak: Bullying, Health Freak: Relationships, Health Freak: Stress. The authors' other books include Mum I Feel Funny (which won the Times Education Supplement Information Book Award), Me and My Mates, The Virgin Now Boarding, and Fresher Pressure. Most recently they published a book for parents about the teenage years called Teenagers: the agony, the ecstasy, the answers. The authors also run the extremely successful website on which this book is based - - which receives over 150,000 hits a week and recently won the BUPA communication award.

The Columbia Guide to Central African Literature in English Since 1945


Author: Adrian Roscoe

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503792

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 5404

Columbia's guides to postwar African literature paint a unique portrait of the continent's rich and diverse literary traditions. This volume examines the rapid rise and growth of modern literature in the three postcolonial nations of Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia. It tracks the multiple political and economic pressures that have shaped Central African writing since the end of World War II and reveals its authors' heroic efforts to keep their literary traditions alive in the face of extreme poverty and AIDS. Adrian Roscoe begins with a list of key political events. Since writers were composing within both colonial and postcolonial contexts, he pays particular attention to the nature of British colonialism, especially theories regarding its provenance and motivation. Roscoe discusses such historical figures as David Livingstone, Cecil Rhodes, and Sir Harry Johnston, as well as modern power players, including Robert Mugabe, Kenneth Kaunda, and Kamuzu Banda. He also addresses efforts to create a literary-historical record from an African perspective, an account that challenges white historiographies in which the colonized was neither agent nor informer. A comprehensive alphabetical guide profiles both established and emerging authors and further illustrates issues raised in the introduction. Roscoe then concludes with a detailed bibliography recommending additional reading and sources. At the close of World War II the people of Central Africa found themselves mired in imperial fatigue and broken promises of freedom. This fueled a desire for liberation and a major surge in literary production, and in this illuminating guide Roscoe details the campaigns for social justice and political integrity, for education and economic empowerment, and for gender equity, participatory democracy, rural development, and environmental care that characterized this exciting period of development.

The Christian Travelers Guide to Italy


Author: David Bershad,Caroline Mangone

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310315751

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 8807

The Christian Travelers Guides deal directly with what even the best general travel guides only touch on: Christianity’s enormous influence on Europe--and, through its history and culture, Europe’s influence on Christianity. This unique series guides you on a pilgrimage to the heart of our Christian heritage. Saints and secularists, martyrs and kings, castles and cathedrals, public squares and rolling hillsides, great works of art, literature, and architecture: The legacy of the Christian faith takes on immediacy and impact as you see firsthand the places where believers through the centuries lived and died, shaping our world with their faith. In rich detail and depth, The Christian Travelers Guide to Italy describes the history, literature, music, art, and architecture of Italy. Nearly 50 Christian Heritage Sites, with fascinating information on different places to visit List of "Top 10 Christian Sites in Italy" Insights for enjoying your visits to Italian churches and cathedrals Sidebars featuring mini-biographies of key historical figures and short essays on great works of art Glossary of religious terms Access The Christian Travelers Guides Website at

Die Bienenhüterin



Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641024730

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6303

Lilys Mutter ist vor zehn Jahren umgekommen. Ihr Vater herrscht wie ein grausamer Rachegott über die inzwischen 14-jährige. Eines Tages flieht Lily aus der bedrückenden Atmosphäre ihres Elternhauses, wandert über die staubigen Straßen der Südstaaten, um ein neues Zuhause zu finden. Sie begegnet wunderbaren Menschen, rettet mit Mut und Klugheit ein Leben und findet bei drei Frauen Unterschlupf, die, wie im Märchen, in großer Eintracht zusammenwohnen. Die drei Schwestern geben dem Mädchen alles, was es braucht: Liebe, Halt, und Geborgenheit. Sie nehmen Lily in ihre Familie auf und weihen sie in die Geheimnisse weiblichen Wissens ein. Lily lernt alles über die Bienenzucht. Sie erfährt, wer ihre Mutter, die sie so schmerzlich vermisst, wirklich war, und sie verliebt sich. Doch eines Tages steht ihr Vater am Gartentor ...

Making Short Films, Third Edition

The Complete Guide from Script to Screen


Author: Clifford Thurlow,Max Thurlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857854321

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 9262

Making movies is the most exciting way to earn a living and it is not surprising that media and film studies remain the most popular courses at colleges across the western world. A short film provides an opportunity for elliptical, poetic, condensed story telling. Shorts can take risks rarely seen in features. It is the arena where a strong voice or individual vision is possible; an invitation for experimentation and originality. Making Short Films, 3rd edition is entirely revised and restructured, providing a much more complete and detailed guide to filmmaking, with more information on new technology, illustrations and ideas for best practice.


My Story and Survival Guide: a Memoir of a Jamaican’S Journey Throughout America


Author: Mikea Osei

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469174812

Category: Self-Help

Page: 167

View: 2793

Along lifes journey, everyone will encounter many crossroads and forks in the road which will require a decision. The decision may not always be the right one. It is important to recognize that the decisions that have been made or the path chosen to take has also its share of equivalent consequences. In Crossroads, author Mikea Osei writes a heartwarming story that chronicles his life as a Jamaican immigrant living in the United States. Along his journey, from the tiny island nation of Jamaica, he has encountered individuals who served as his mentors and role models.

Offene Geheimnisse


Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030790

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7406

Nobelpreis für Literatur 2013 Endlich wieder lieferbar! In einer der Geschichten aus ›Offene Geheimnisse‹ lernt Dorrie den Australier Wilkie kennen. Sie schreiben sich Briefe, und dann zieht Dorrie nach Australien, wo sie keine kanadischen Walnüsse mehr sammelt, sondern Krokodile jagt und Ananas pflanzt. Ein Band mit Geschichten über das Ausbrechen und Ankommen, wie sie nur die große Nobelpreisträgerin Alice Munro schreiben kann.