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GRAD — Your guide to university success

GRAD is brought to you by Ruda Landman,  StudyTrust and Capitec Bank in partnership with Van Schaik Publishers.

GRAD is a 72 page must-read guide for students adjusting to the dramatic transition from school to independent life at a university. Most students are not prepared for the new challenges and GRAD is designed to help students understand the many changes and adjust to the new demands and challenges they face. Over 800 000 printed copies have been distributed to South African students thanks to the generous sponsorship of Capitec Bank and this essential guide is now available as a download – absolutely free of charge. 

You can download the text or listen to the 14 audio episodes for free. Just follow the links below. 

Published by Van Schaik Publishers
A division of Media24 Books
1059 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
Copyright © 2024 Van Schaik Publishers



DOWNLOAD EBOOK (File size: 14 MB)



TOOL DOWNLOADS  (Size A3, can be printed on A4) 

Goal sheet

Time management matrix

Weekly schedule template

Capitec money plan

2024 Monthly study schedule template

Process goals sheet 



Episode 1:The road to varsity (33.6MB)

Episode 2:The double-edged sword of freedom (26.3MB)

Episode 3:Managing time (30MB)

Episode 4: Managing money (31.2MB)

Episode 5: Managing food (18.5MB)

Episode 6: Managing information (21.5MB)

Episode 7:Making the most of your study time (53.2MB)

Episode 8:Why do we feel the way we feel – and what can we do about it? (30.6MB)

Episode 9:Building CVs, skills and networks; re-meeting your family (22.6MB)

Episode 10:Revisit your goals (21.2MB)

Episode 11:From hero to zero – and back again (26.9MB)

Episode 12:Managing stress; a final word of inspiration (22.6MB)

Love and sex (12.87MB)

Find your quiet centre (4.4MB)  


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