Take step towards study with free uni skills course
1 Nov 2019
A free, two-day university skills course with no assignments or exams is being offered to adults wanting to explore their higher education and career options.
USC’s University Skills for You course will be held at USC’s Caboolture campus from 12-13 November and at the Sippy Downs campus from 3-4 December.
It is designed specifically for those aged 18 and older who did not finish high school or may not have formally studied for many years.
Facilitated by experienced USC advisers, it provides participants with the opportunity to sample university life while upgrading their academic skills.
Course coordinator Liz Davison said it was ideal for anyone who was thinking about studying at TAFE or university and was unsure about what tertiary study involved.
“There are no tests, assignments or exams,” Ms Davison said. “Instead the emphasis is on helping people build their confidence and develop new academic skills in a supportive group learning environment.
“One important focus is helping people recognise the transferable skills they have gained from work and life experience.
“They are then taught how to develop this knowledge and experience into academic reading, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills.”
At the end of the course, participants will explore potential study pathways and can arrange to have individual sessions with USC career advisers to help develop study and career plans.
Workbooks are provided for free and there are no tuition fees. Places are limited and registration is essential.
Other sessions will be offered in January next year. Registration details.
— Clare McKay
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