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Course overview

This course provides you with an insight into the core academic skills needed to help future study at University level. It encourages you to identify and develop relevant skills in areas such as using academic research, academic writing, effective learning strategies and presentation skills.

This course will be delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

Starts Wednesday 20 January, Wednesdays for eight weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm.

Each session will include pre-recorded lectures, a live interactive session with the tutor and asynchronous activities related to the session. It is expected that students will interact with brief presentations of some of those activities. Tutor support will be available during the specified weekly times.

You can study up to 30 credits at Winter University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please let us know by emailing winter.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, it is advised that applicants are aged 16 at the time of enrolment. All applicants under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form here and send to winter.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your Winter University application.

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Course details

What you study

Indicative content
Personal development
Study skills
Communication
Presentation skills
Academic writing skills
Critical thinking skills
Harvard reference skills
Reflection on learning
Portfolio building

How you are assessed

Each week you will be tasked with completing a reflective blog, which will form a portfolio alongside a 1,500 word assignment.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course it is necessary that you have access to a computer and that you are comfortable learning via an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone will allow you to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, it is advised that applicants are aged 16+ at the time of enrolment. All applicants under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form here and send to winter.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your Winter University application.

 
 

Part-time

2020/21 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Enrolment date: Starts Wednesday 20 January, Wednesdays for eight weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm

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