Stepping Up to Higher Education Guides
The online guides introduce new concepts and provide advice and guidance to help you make the transition to university level study. Whereas, the workshops enable you to apply and practice the skills you need to be a UCSD student and successful professional.
As you will discover, university studies are quite different from school, college or work, but with help from your lecturers, personal tutor and the Student Support Hub you will quickly adapt and learn how to study effectively and independently.
Each guide introduces new concepts and provides practical advice to help you get the most out of your time at UCSD.
Let’s get started on what studying at university really means.
Explores some of the different types of scheduled learning you can expect from studying at university and how it may differ from your previous experiences.
Becoming a successful independent learner is essential if you want to enjoy the university experience and achieve your best performance at university. This means taking responsibility for your own learning, your motivation to learn, managing your time and reflecting on your progress.
Advice on first assessments, how to use referencing to credit others for their ideas, and guidance on how to find your voice at university.
The software you will need to be proficient.
Explores the importance of thinking about employability from the start of your studies at UCSD, including the support available to you.
If you are joining us directly from another higher education provider or after a break in your studies, please take a look at look at this guide to teaching, learning and assessment at UCSD.
If you need any assistance working though the Stepping up to Higher Education guides, please email: [email protected]
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Stepping Up to Higher Education
- Workshop booking form
- Starting in Higher Education guide
- Independent learning in HE guide
- Skills for Higher Education guide
- Digital literacy at UCSD guide
- Employability and skills for HE guide
Reading to prepare for study
Videos about software programs
- Video about MS OneDrive
- Video about MS Outlook
- Video about using MS OneNote
- Video about using MS PowerPoint
- Video about using MS Teams
- Video about using MS Word
- What is office 365