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Description of Classes

These are classes rather than lectures whereby students will be expected to complete a range of tasks independently, in pairs or in small groups. The sessions tend to focus on problem solving and are student responsive with input and feedback from students being valued. As the classes reach out to students across year groups and disciplines they are a positive environment for students to share good ideas, compare different approaches and take a pro-active role in their learning.

Classes run for 50 minutes and students are welcome to attend as few or as many as they wish. Classes require students to engage and be pro-active but they are not credit bearing. In response to student feedback students can now gain a certificate in a particular pathway to acknowledge that they have attended 5 sessions within that pathway. Therefore students can choose to dip in and out of the schedule or to sign up to a Certificate; you decide!

Here are some of the topics students can choose from:

  • Presentation skills
  • Critical reading and thinking
  • Note taking for University
  • What is plagiarism?
  • Essays - how to structure them
  • Feedback - using feedback to feed forward
  • Time Management
  • Revision tips
  • Independent Learning and goal setting
  • Motivation
  • Team work
  • Reflective writing