How to Get Your Kids Through University

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This book is designed to help you give the best advice and support to your teenager who wants to go to a British university. All the key elements of a university education are covered, from choosing the right course, understanding university league tables and getting a place, right through to maximising opportunities after graduation. We consider all the critical events where your support and informed advice can be vital and help you to spot when things are going right and when they are not. It's not about holding your child's hand. It's about giving sound advice - an arm around the shoulder - to allow your child to mature at university, to stay on course for a good degree, and to forge the way to a successful career. The authors are experienced university staff who have drawn on the knowledge they have gained as tutors, as teachers, and as parents themselves. Clearly laid out and fully illustrated by case studies, this book is your guide to your kids' success at university.
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Mark Davies is Professor of Engineering Science, Head of the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department, and Founder Director of the Stokes Research Institute at the University of Limerick in Ireland. He was a Rolls-Royce research scholar at Cambridge University, earning his Ph.D. with a thesis on aircraft engine blade flutter. From there he went to Oxford University to research gas turbine heat transfer. His present research interests range from entropy generation in turbomachinery to electronic system reliability.

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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Jan 24, 2013
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Pages
219
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ISBN
9781681469782
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Counseling / Academic Development
Family & Relationships / Education
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