Identify expectations for UK standard academic writing and use techniques to improve.
Identify expectations for research in standard UK Higher Education Institutions and use techniques to improve research capabilities.
Identify UK expectations for listening and discussing in standard academic contexts and use techniques to improve academic conversation skills.
Identify expectations in UK for data presentations and access resources to help improve.
This course looks at some of the key skills that international students need in order to be successful at a UK university. It is special because of the way it has been produced. Our English language and study skills teachers at INTO UEA surveyed and interviewed students who had already successfully completed a course and progressed to study at the University. We asked them about the things that they had found most challenging when they started their university programme. This course has been developed as a result of what those international students told us, as well as the experience INTO UEA colleagues have in preparing international students for university study.
Over the four weeks of the course you will hear top tips from international students already studying at university in the UK. You will also hear teachers talking about the key skills that international students need to do well. Our aim is to give you the best possible chance of success in your studies.
Each week there will be videos, articles, quizzes and discussions that will help you develop your study skills. At the end of each week there will be an exercise which will review what has been learned. There will also be the opportunity for you to discuss your ideas with other learners on the course.
Research skills - Understanding questions
Research skills - Finding information
Research skills - Using information
Academic writing - Objectivity
Academic writing - Formality
Academic writing - Structure
Listening and speaking