Prepare practically and mentally for your first term at university

Overview

Starting university can be a big challenge: it helps to know what is expected of you and how to prepare.

This module looks at ways to ready yourself practically and mentally for your first term. There is guidance on overcoming anxieties, and you will be introduced to approaches and techniques that will help you learn effectively. This module is aimed at

  • current students across all departments and subjects, to prepare practically and mentally for their first terms at uni
  • prospective international students, to find out what may be involved in pursuing higher education in the UK 

Module Content

Study method

Study method of this module is distinct from any other online courses because of its interactive features. Within the module, you will find:

  • diagnostic test to assess your current ability and personalise your learning
  • practice activities to reinforce new skills
  • journal entries to store your thoughts and reflect at later stage
  • audio and video clips to keep your learning interesting
  • module assessment to tests your understanding and check your progress.

IT requirements

Our Getting Ready for Academic Study module is delivered online through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). To participate in the module, you must have access to an internet-connected computer (desktop or laptop).

This is a technology enhanced training module. Therefore, you must be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the internet. 

Who is the module for?

Getting Ready for Academic Study module is aimed at: 

  • current students across all departments and subjects, to prepare practically and mentally for their first terms at uni
  • prospective international students, to find out what may be involved in pursuing higher education in the UK 

Module outcomes

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