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Short courses

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.

Starts Wednesday 22 January, Wednesdays for eight weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm.

You can apply for up to three Winter University courses on the same application form. If you wish to change your choice or add additional modules after you have submitted your application then please email us at to let us know.

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Course details

What you study

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

How you are assessed

There is one assessment for this module:
End-Course assessment (100%) - individual 1,500 word portfolio with a structure and template provided.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed. This short course is ideal if you are considering a return to education.



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Enrolment date: Starts Wednesday 22 January, Wednesdays for eight weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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