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GetUReady

GetUReady is our online programme to help you prepare for university life.

There are eight sections in total. Each section contains:

  • a sample undergraduate-level lecture from leading academics
  • an interactive session to help you develop your study skills
  • advice to help you prepare for university life.

You can go through each section at a time or just take a look at the ones you’re most interested in.

Section 1: Business lecture: 'Introduction to organisational behaviour'; Becoming a better reader; Accommodation options

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Two brunel students looking at laptop and smiling
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Business sample lecture

Leading academic Ace Simpson will explore issues and controversies relating to organisational behaviour, to help develop your awareness of people management issues.

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girl sitting on the floor in the library and reading a book
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Study skills

Dr Claudia Prieto Piastro explores different reading strategies and introduces literary genres to help improve your academic writing skills, by reviving your love for books.

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prospective student and their family sitting on sofa looking at accommodation leaflets with  brunel staff
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Prepare for university life

Wondering whether to live in halls or off campus? Worried about commuting? Find out more about living at university.

Section 2: English lecture: 'Romeo and Juliet: star cross'd lovers or disobedient children; Developing as a critical thinker; student finance 

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Professor William Leahy talking in auditorium
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English sample lecture

Professor William Leahy presents Romeo & Juliet: star cross'd lovers or disobedient children? This lecture will be of interest to students of English and Creative Writing

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brunel students reading and n=on laptop in the library
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Study skills lecture

Join Dr Claudia Prieto Piastro for a session on developing as a critical reader. This session will cover the key skills that will help you to engage critically with academic readings

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current brunel student talking to staff from the student centre
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Prepare for university life

Find out everything you need to know about university finance, from applying for loans to tips on budgeting

Section 3: Sport lecture: ‘The psychological and ergogenic effects of music in exercise and sport; Making friends and socialising

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current sports student working out in lab
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Sports, Health and Exercise Sciences lecture

Join Professor Costas Karageorghis' session on The Psychological and Ergogenic Effects of Music in Exercise and Sport. This session covers the theory and scientific research that underlies music applications in exercise and sport.

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brunel students given a freebie bag during freshers week
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Prepare for university life

Discover more about life at Brunel including how to make friends, join societies, participate in social activities and much more.

Section 4: Law lecture: 'Criminal and Civil Justice'; Improving your essay writing; Union of Brunel Students

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brunel law students practising in moot court
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Law sample lecture

Debbie Chay delivers a lecture on Criminal and Civil Justice. The same yet different - A man acquitted of rape is ordered by the court to pay £25,000 in compensation to his victim. Does that make any sense to you?

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brunel students reading and n=on laptop in the library
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Study skills

This session will teach you all there is to know about writing different essay types successfully.

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two boys standing at the Team Brunel stand at brunel freshers fair
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Prepare for university life

Find out more about our Students' Union - who are they and what can they offer?

Section 5: Engineering lecture: ‘How Brunel engineers have the potential to change the world’; Building good arguments; Part-time work and volunteering

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female enginering student showing project at final year showcase
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Engineering sample lecture

Brunel engineers have the potential to change the world. Join us for a sample lecture in Engineering delivered by Professor Diane Mynors.

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3 boys doing group working in brunel library
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Study skills

Having a strong argument is key for getting those high grades you want. This session will explain how to do this, step by step.

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brunel volunteers
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Prepare for university life

This is your opportunity to find out everything you need to know about working and volunteering while you study.

Section 6: Biomedical science lecture: ‘Understanding bacterial infection’; Overcoming stage fright; Joining clubs and societies

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current student working in biosciences lab
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Biosciences sample lecture

Join Dr Ronan McCarthy with 'Understanding Bacterial Infection'. A lecture exploring how bacterial pathogens can camouflage themselves to hide from the host immune system. This lecture will be of interest to students of Biosciences.

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current stduent presenting at mathematics conference
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Study skills

In this session we will work on improving your presentations skills; from your voice to how to prepare, we will teach you everything you need to successfully complete your assessments. Also how to design a Power Point presentation.

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current student working out in brunel gym
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Prepare for university life

Find out everything you need to know about the many clubs and societies available at Brunel.

Section 7: Politics lecture: ‘Electoral change in Britain’; Preparing for online and face-to-face learning; Looking after your health and wellbeing

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Justin fisher in his office writing and smiling at the camera
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Politics and History sample lecture

Join Justin Fisher for a lecture in Politics and History, looking at the ‘Electoral Change in Britain’.

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current brunel student studying in library on laptop
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Study skills

Prepare for online and in-class learning. This session will discuss principles of online teaching and learning, how to make the most of the digital resources available to you, and prepare you for the transition into in-class learning.

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brunel students given a freebie bag during freshers week
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Prepare for university life

Join our session on health and wellbeing, hosted by Brunel's support service.

Section 8: Psychology lecture: ‘Mental illness, personality disorders and offending behaviour’; Becoming an independent learner; Clearing and welcome week

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psychology student in lab
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Psychology sample lecture

Psychology lecturer Ignazio Puzzo delivers a lecture on mental illness, personality disorders and offending behaviour.

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brunel students reading and n=on laptop in the library
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Study skills

Join Dr Claudia Prieto Piastro for a session on becoming an independent learner. She will focus on time management and research skills, from how to use the library to how to timetable the hours you will need to write and proofread your essay.

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current brunel student studying in library on laptop
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Prepare for university life

Learn about the Clearing and adjustment process and what to expect on welcome week.