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  • Note: this course Group A is now full. We are still accepting applications for Group B.
 

Course overview

You explore a range of fundamental and discipline-focused study and learning skills to prepare you for undergraduate level study at university.

This course prepares you to study subjects such as computing, engineering, games, animation, digital arts and media.

Start dates
Group A - Starts Tuesday 8 June, Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm (NOW FULL)
Group B - Starts Tuesday 6 July, Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Summer university

Start date: See course description above

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This course is 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.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer 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 email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Course details

What you study

- Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) at Teesside University
- time management
- planning work and assignments
- listening and note-taking skills
- finding information
- experimental techniques
- risk assessment and working with technical equipment
- using the library
- good and bad sources for academic referencing
- academic integrity
- referencing
- avoiding plagiarism
- the importance of personal opinion in an academic context
- personal and professional development, and careers
- presentational and interpersonal skills
- preparing for assessments and exams.

How you are assessed

You are assessed by a presentation (60%) and research portfolio (40%), Your presentation on a subject specialism is delivered and recorded through the VLE. You demonstrate effective research and evidence skills and communicate your arguments effectively to an appropriate audience.

Your research portfolio shows your ability to perform effective academic subject research. It may contain subject research, responses to set tasks, bibliography, a planning schedule, a risk assessment, and ethical considerations.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone 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, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: See course description above

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