Uni Skills for You - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Uni Skills for You

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This free course is for anyone thinking of taking the first steps to study at university or TAFE. It is run online over 4 weeks or face-to-face over 2 consecutive days.

The course is facilitated by experienced USC advisers and is specially designed for adults of all ages who have not undertaken formal study for some years, or who did not finish high school.

About the course

The course aims to:

  • demystify higher education
  • build your confidence and skills in a supportive space through creating a cooperative group environment for learning
  • turn your current formal and informal learning abilities gained from work and life experience into academic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • introduce you to key concepts and structures of writing for a higher education environment 
  • enhance your capacity around educational pathway decision-making

Tuition:

  • there are no tuition fees for this course

Eligibility:

  • 18+ years, during the year in which the course is held

Materials:

  • for face-to-face students, workbooks are provided free of charge for the duration of the course
  • the course is supported by an online learning platform

There are no tests, assignments or exams.

This course cannot be used towards gaining admission into a USC program.

For further information on USC's bridging program, visit Tertiary Preparation Pathway.

Please note that this course is not intended for existing USC students. If you are a current student and need study skills assistance, please attend an academic skills workshop.

Program

USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs)

Dates: Tuesday 23 – Wednesday 24 November 2021
Time: 9am–2pm
Room: TBC

Courses will run subject to final number of registrations. Please register to avoid disappointment.

USC Fraser Coast

Dates: Tuesday 9 – Wednesday 10 November 2021
Time: 9am–2pm
Room: A Block, Ground floor, Room, FCA1.36

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Session, co-facilitated by USC Indigenous Services.

Dates: Thursday 11 - Friday 12 November 2021
Time: 9am–2pm
Room: A Block, Ground floor, Room, FCA1.36

Courses will run subject to final number of registrations. Please register to avoid disappointment.

USC Gympie

Dates: Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 November 2021
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  Central building, Ground Floor, Room GYG.18

Courses will run subject to final number of registrations. Please register to avoid disappointment.

USC Caboolture

Dates: Tuesday 30 November – Wednesday 1 December 2021
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  L Block, First Floor, Room L1.08

Courses will run subject to final number of registrations. Please register to avoid disappointment.

USC Moreton Bay

Dates: Tuesday 7 – Wednesday 8 December 2021
Time: 9am–2pm
Room: A Block, Ground Floor, Room AG.66

Courses will run subject to final number of registrations. Please register to avoid disappointment.

Course details

During this program, you will produce a short piece of academic writing.

Starting with a personal point of view on a topical issue, you will develop your skills as a researcher and writer as you turn those initial thoughts into a well-crafted, defensible statement on the topic.

You will also further develop your existing understanding of potential study pathways, through exploring your interests, values, and transferable skills.

Career Development staff will be available for individual consultations on completion of the course. Speak to your facilitator for further information.

"Before completing this course I was very apprehensive and anxious about going back to study. I now feel confident that I can give it my best shot. I also feel like USC's staff will offer so much help and support."

Ready to register for the Uni Skills for You course?

If you are interested in registering for the next available course in your region, please complete the form below. For further enquiries contact the Access and Diversity unit of the Office of Engagement on:

Email: pathways@usc.edu.au
Telephone: +61 7 5430 2893

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