Palgrave Macmillan is giving away a bundle of study books for higher education to include the following titles:


The Study Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell

If you are serious about succeeding with your studies then this book is an essential. The Study Skills Handbook has helped nearly a million students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Stella Cottrell’s tried and tested approach to studying helps each individual discover what works best for them and to develop the skills they need to achieve.

The Palgrave Student Planner 2014-15 by Stella Cottrell

This bestselling student planner has everything you need to keep yourself organised through the academic year.  As well as the usual bits you would expect from a diary, there are sections for managing changing timetables, recording marks, revision timetables, and space to record feedback from tutors.  There are also bite sized study tips and helpful hints for living away from home (including the ever-puzzling washing symbols).

Pocket Study Guide: Brilliant Writing Tips for Students by Julia Copus

The Pocket Study Guide series provides specialised study tips in a clear, compact, wallet sized guide.  Brilliant Writing Tips for Students has advice on punctuation, style, grammar, and essay structure.  Each tip is supplemented by authentic examples of student writing, suggested re-writes and appropriate self-help exercises. 

Student Brain Food by Lauren Lucien

Student Brain Food is a student focused cookbook for those who wanting to eat well on a student budget. From tomato soup and spag bol to roast chicken and vodka salmon pasta, this book caters for everyone.   There’s advice on kitchen essentials, chopping techniques, and money-saving tips, and the easy to read layout will bring out the chef in even the most nervous cook.  Author Lauren Lucien is a recent graduate who has put her passion for food and writing to good use.

For your chance to win, grab a copy of this month’s WesternEye and send a photo of your completed crossword in an email to editor@westerneye under the name ‘crossword competition’.

For more information about the books visit Palgrave’s website.

By Belinda George