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.
About the course
Throughout the course, you will:
- Explore some key skills needed for success at university.
- Hear what university lecturers have to say about skills their students excel at, or struggle with.
- Learn from undergraduates about areas they have found difficult and some top tips for coping with the university learning environment.
- Exercise to be self-critical and reflect on your progress - important skills for university because they form the basis of independent learning.
- Interact with others on the course, compare progress, help those who might be struggling, gain advice and support, and share your thoughts via discussions.
Starting date: 15 June 2015; 17 August 2015
Duration: 6 weeks
Institution: University of East Anglia
Educator: Harriet Jones
Platform: Future Learn