Preparing for University

Harriet Jones, UEA (University of East Anglia)

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Higher education is about learning at a higher level: developing skills relating to critical thinking; holding a supported, substantive argument; analysing and using data or sources critically. These are university-level skills but you can work on the foundations of these skills before you get there. Such skills will also help in assessments such as A-levels and extended project work. They are also attributes that employers value in graduates.

In this course you will explore some key skills needed for success at university. You will hear what university lecturers have to say about skills their students excel at, or struggle with, from undergraduates about areas they have found difficult and some top tips for coping with the university learning environment.

At the end of each week there will be an exercise where you will be self-critical and reflect on your progress. These are such important skills for university because they form the basis of independent learning. Each week you will interact with others on the course, compare progress, help those who might be struggling, gain advice and support if you are struggling, and share your thoughts via discussions.

By completing this online course you will be able to:

  • explore the skills needed to do well at university
  • engage with the key skills required for success at university
  • identify with what university lecturers have to say about skills their students excel at or struggle with
  • explore what lecturers value in their students
  • collect top tips for coping with the university learning environment

This course will also prepare you well for the teacher-led ‘Pre-university Skills Programme’.

This course is for anyone considering a course of study at a University or similar higher education institution.

Dates:
  • 26 August 2019
  • 24 June 2019
  • 14 January 2019
  • 20 August 2018
  • 16 April 2018
  • 8 January 2018
  • 28 August 2017
  • 12 June 2017
  • 23 January 2017
  • 29 August 2016
  • 6 June 2016
  • 25 January 2016
  • 28 September 2015
  • 17 August 2015
  • 15 June 2015
  • 26 January 2015
  • 13 October 2014
  • 16 June 2014
  • 20 January 2014
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  • Language: English Gb

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