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Study and Live in the UK || Apply For 2021/2022
Be prepared for university study in the UK by familiarising yourself with UK culture and higher education.
Understand how to make the most of life and university study in the UK.
The prestige of a UK university education attracts students from all over the world. However, research shows that transition to UK study is not always easy. Many feel challenged by an unfamiliar educational system, cultural differences, and working in a different language.
This course will give you all the help you need to study and thrive in the UK. You’ll become familiar with studying in English and how higher education courses are structured, gaining a clear understanding of what to expect. You’ll also develop self-study skills, whilst getting a taste of life in the UK.
What topics will you cover?
Characteristic features of higher education in the UK: active engagement, critical thinking, evidence-based argument, independent study, academic integrity
Study modes: lectures, seminars, tutorials, student presentations, group assignments, their roles and functions
The language skills you need to achieve success (academic writing, reading, listening and note-taking, speaking)
Understanding assessment in higher education
Support services available to students; library, English language support, counselling etc.
Practical issues round living as a student in the UK: accommodation, making friends, what to bring, things you need to do on arrival
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Demonstrate an understanding of UK academic culture and the engagement expected of you
Explore the way teaching and learning is organised in UK higher education and its key terminology
Reflect on the language knowledge and academic skills you need to achieve success
Assess the resources that are available to you to support your learning
Reflect on the positive contribution you will make to UK academic life through the diversity of perspectives you bring
Develop the confidence you need to feel prepared for study in the UK