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

Language: English

Institution: University of East Anglia

Educator: Harriet Jones

Platform: Future Learn


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