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This self-study pack will help you to learn more about studying at university and how it compares to other learning environments, such as school or college. It will show you that whilst there are several key differences between higher education and other learning environments, there will be some similarities too.

We recognise that some of you might currently be studying in an educational establishment in the UK or abroad, while, for some of you, starting university marks your return into formal education. Whatever your current or previous experiences, this self-study pack will help you as you prepare to study at university.

In doing so, the self-study pack draws on advice from students and tutors at Manchester Metropolitan University, who will share their insights into studying in higher education and offer you practical tips to help you adapt to university-level study.

As you progress throughout the self-study pack, you’ll be introduced to lots of different aspects of studying at university. Some of this information may be specific to Manchester Metropolitan University. It is hoped, however, that this self-study pack will provide you with a useful starting point, which you can adapt for whichever university you are planning to attend.

Important: To access this course, you’ll need to enrol:[

Key InformationPoints40Effort10 hoursPrerequisitesnoneRelease Date28 June 2021
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This self-study pack has been created by Academic and Study Skills Tutors within the Learner Development Team to help prepare you for the step up to university. If you have any questions about this self-study pack please email