Title: Student Life: A Survival Guide
Author: Natasha Roe
Page Count/Review Word Count: 240
This handy little guide by Natasha Roe tells you everything you need to know about heading off to university, and whilst it might be a few years old now, I don’t think much has changed since I bought it. In a weird coincidence, my university could have been named after the author – I went to Roehampton University in south west London.
The topics range broadly, which is good because there are a lot of different things to think about – money is just one of them, but it’s an important one, and there’s lots of practical advice here. I can’t say that I followed them to the letter, but I did remember a lot of them and later used them to great effect.
Truth be told, I’m not entirely convinced that anybody needs to read a book before going to university – you can pick things up yourself as you go along, and as long as you have some common sense then you’ll be alright. But that said, it can’t hurt to read a book like this either – you can learn a lot, and if you’re of a nervous disposition then it might help to put your mind at ease. Either way, you’re the best person to make that call – if you do read it, have fun!