You @ the U
256 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
18 tables
Release Date:01 Sep 2021

You @ the U

A Guided Tour through Your First Year of University

UBC Press, On Campus

If you’re gearing up for university, you probably have a few fears and concerns. Am I smart enough? How do I know which major is a good choice? How can I make friends and contacts, get good grades, and still get enough sleep?

Whether you’re making the transition to university straight out of high school or have taken a gap year (or a few!), this guided tour will help you

  • register for class
  • make the most of orientation
  • connect with new people
  • work through imposter syndrome
  • reduce fear and embrace uncertainty
  • recover from setbacks
  • steer through the sharp corners of academic life
  • know when to pull an all-nighter
  • and prepare for final exams.

University is supposed to be challenging, but, as Janet Miller promises, it doesn’t need to be stressful or overwhelming. As a university counsellor and registered psychologist with a behind-closed-doors view of university life, she understands that when students have guidance and support – when they know what to expect – they thrive.

With wit and wisdom, she shares what she’s learned from thousands of students who have walked the campus hallways before you. This book doesn’t tell you what you should do. It tells you what you need to know so you can follow in their footsteps and hit your own stride.

This book is a must-read for anyone heading to university for the first time and for parents, counsellors, and teachers who want to help them make the transition.

Janet Miller is a registered psychologist with a PhD in counselling psychology. She has spent twenty-plus years working as a university counsellor at Mount Royal University and as a certified trainer with the Centre for Suicide Prevention. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary. Enthusiastic, warm, and wise, she is a step-parent to two university grads and a mother to two future first-year students. She makes her home in Calgary, Alberta.

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