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Preparing for University

Preparing for University

This module is designed to support new learners to Higher Education (HE) in preparing for their studies. The module offers participants an insight into how they can prepare for studying in HE and will include a range of topics including:
• Finances and budgeting 
• Mental and physical health and wellbeing 
• Planning for academic success 
• Managing time to be able to study effectively

What you will study

The module will be delivered online through a series of asynchronous pre-recorded content and activities that can be done in a time and place to suit yourself over that week.  Some activities will be both individual and with others in the group, for example, discussion forums.
The active learning hours for this module is 20 hours. Therefore you will need to spend about 5 hours per week on your studies for this module.  You will be able to spread this learning across the week to suit your own circumstances and preferences for learning.
There will be a tutor assigned to the module who will support you throughout the module delivery.  You will be able to ask questions and receive feedback throughout the process.
Below is the course timetable:
Week 1 – Introducing the module and assessments
Week 2 – Planning and managing your money
Week 3 – Tips for good physical and mental health and wellbeing
Week 4 – Planning for academic success

Course Start Date

5th July 2021

Course Delivery



The assessment for this module is via a portfolio which consists of the following components:
• A plan of a budget
• A reflection that outlines approaches to prioritising mental and physical health and wellbeing
• Relevant information to support your studies
• An action plan for developing academic skills



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