Introduction to Academic Skills

Module code: MS1009

The transition to University level studies can feel challenging and occasionally stressful. This module aims to support this transition by exploring the nature of undergraduate level academic work, by introducing you to academic skills that will help you to be successful in your studies.

Class activities will be connected to the assignment tasks and feedback that you receive in your other modules during Semester 1. In this way, we aim to support your academic work at the beginning of your studies, whilst also providing you with guidance and resources that will be useful to you throughout your degree.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to Studying Undergraduate Level 
  • Criticality and Theoretical Field
  • How do we assess an Essay?
  • Receiving and using feedback
  • Reading and note taking

Learning

  • 5 hours of lectures
  • 1 hour of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Attendance (100%)