UBC Press's On Campus imprint features books, essays, and other materials designed to help students successfully tackle the intellectual and social challenges encountered at university or college today. On Campus includes a range of interesting, sometimes unconventional, but always useful information and advice for students to download for free or to purchase in print. In the past, such materials were only available informally, posted online by a professor for a class or photocopied and handed out manually year after year. The purpose of the On Campus imprint is to encourage wider availability of these underground sources of wisdom and to provide a hub where students, be it their first year or last, can expect to find pertinent and accessible information on all kinds of topics related to university or college life. On Campus materials, while not peer-reviewed in the formal sense, do undergo a thorough assessment to ensure their suitability and value for their target audience.

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The Deliberate Doctorate

A Values-Focused Journey to your PhD

The Deliberate Doctorate shows postgraduate students how their PhD journey can be driven by purpose when it is grounded in their core values and aligned with their future plans.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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A Very Brief Guide to Reading and Writing in University

TL;DR is a clear, accessible, and short guide to what students need to know about writing for university.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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The Successful TA

A Practical Approach to Effective Teaching

Feel confident stepping into your role as a TA with help from this short, practical guide, which demystifies everything from how to interact with course instructors to giving students feedback on their work.

  • Copyright year: 2022
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You @ the U

A Guided Tour through Your First Year of University

In this essential guide, university counsellor Janet Miller draws on her wit, wisdom, and decades of experience to help first-time students – of whatever age – prep for and survive their first year of university.

  • Copyright year: 2021
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It’s All Good (Unless It’s Not)

Mental Health Tips and Self-Care Strategies for Your Undergrad Years

It’s All Good (Unless It’s Not) explores frequent sources of undergraduate mental distress and the steps students can take to meet those challenges head-on.

  • Copyright year: 2020
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How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!)

Mastering the Critical Skills You Need for School, Work, and Life

This practical, easy-to-read guide shows you how to master the critical skills needed for school, work, and life.

  • Copyright year: 2015
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