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Preparing for Higher Education

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We understand that university study can feel overwhelming, especially if it's been some time since you last studied. This course is designed with you in mind, whether you're contemplating enrolling or have already enrolled and are waiting for your course to begin. During this course, you'll gain valuable insights into essential study skills for your academic journey. This knowledge will empower you to cultivate a growth mindset, preparing you to confidently embark on the next stage of your educational path.

Course Overview

We have teamed up with FutureLearn to offer this course. It is designed to prepare you for higher education and enhance your future employability. It covers essential topics such as building resilience, digital literacy, fostering a growth mindset, and collaborating with peers, including giving and receiving constructive feedback.

Throughout the course, you will reflect on your self-perceptions and beliefs, engaging in various activities to identify existing strengths that can be harnessed for success in your studies. These skills are practical and are not specific to a particular study programme, university, referencing style, or delivery mode. Instead, they aim to support you in your overall personal and academic development, including the development of:

  1. A growth-mindset
  2. Resilience (toward numeracy and learning)
  3. A set of digital tools to support your learning
  4. Skills required to be an effective team member
  5. The ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  6. An understanding of the importance of collaboration and Communities of Practice (CoP) for learning and employability

Course Content

  • Demystifying learning
  • Busting learning myths
  • Making friends with maths
  • Working in groups and teams
  • Providing and receiving feedback
  • Using digital tools to support your learning

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise and address possible learning myths and self-limiting beliefs.
  • Develop effective note-taking skills and a personalised approach supported by digital tools.
  • Understand that anyone can learn mathematics and apply tools to develop mathematical resilience.
  • Explore the benefits of collaborative learning through building relationships with peers and participating in Communities of Practice.
  • Identify digital tools that can support various aspects of learning, including note-taking, mind-mapping, and referencing. Build confidence in using these tools for both learning and future employability.
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