One-on-one meetings and small group tutorials focused on academic progression and the development of key skills to support the core curriculum and future study or employment. Students meet with their Academic Advisor individually or in small groups at intervals during the academic year. Individual meetings review academic progress, support career planning etc. Themed tutorials develop transferable skills; indicative topics are essay and report writing, presentation skills, sourcing information, critical analysis etc. The tutorials are informal involving student activity and discussion. Year group events deliver general information e.g. on University resources, 4-year programmes, module selection etc.
Private Study: 2
Contact Hours: 8
Method of assessment
Formative assessment/feedback only
1. Students will gain basic knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles associated with generic academic skills through academic advising;
2. Students will gain a rudimentary ability to present, evaluate, and interpret qualitative and quantitative data, to develop lines of argument and make sound judgements in accordance with basic theories and concepts of their subject(s) of study;
3. Students will communicate the results of their study/work accurately and reliably;
4. Students will undertake further training and develop basic academic skills within a structured and managed environment.
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Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
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