Preparing Yourself for Uni

June 5 12 19 26

Dates and Times

Wednesdays, 5, 12, 19 and 26 June, 6.30pm-8.00pm

Course Cost

£15 per session or £55 for all four sessions.

Course Description

A series of sessions aimed at those about to begin their journey in higher education but will also be helpful for current students who may need further support during their studies. The sessions on 5, 12 and 19 of June are aimed at those studying arts, humanities and social sciences.  You can choose which sessions you attend.  The session on the 26 June will be of relevance to any student.

Each session requires a minimum number of 10 students to run.

Session 1: 5 June

Help! Do I read ALL this? Efficient note-taking and speed reading

A beginner’s guide to the secrets behind reading academic texts: it will help you to read academic texts more efficiently and give you tips in producing clear, useful notes which are targeted at the topic you are focussing on.

Session 2: 12 June

You don’t have to write it all at once: Project managing your essays

Planning essays is important for reducing workload and stress. Focusing on writing essays, this session provides you with ways in which you can break your essay into manageable parts and understand your own working preferences.

Session 3: 19 June

What do they mean by that? Understanding assessment criteria and feedback

Develop your understanding of assessment criteria in this session on assignment feedback. It will help you to demystify the terms used by your tutors in their comments on your work and give you tips on how to use your feedback to improve your grades.

Session 4: 26 June

Self-love: Managing your emotions through your degree

Learn strategies for self-care and well-being while coping with a new environment at university. The session covers managing anxiety experienced as a result of unfamiliar situations or new people, and coping with stress around your early assignments.