Stepping Up to Higher Education Workshops

The Stepping Up to Higher Education workshops are designed to give you an opportunity to plan, prepare and practice skills you will need at UCSD. The sessions are held face-to-face and on MS Teams. We recommend you attend both sessions. 

Our Workshops

‘The foundations of being a HE student and a successful professional’

By the end of the workshop, you will have created planners to manage your time, recognised your strengths and skills you already hold and identified areas for development.  

  • What to expect from Higher Education 
  • Organising your time 
  • Identifying your strengths and areas for development within your current skill set  

‘Reading and writing expectations in Higher Education’

By the end of the workshop, you will have practiced reading using a variety of reading techniques. You will understand what academic writing is, how to structure a good essay and have practiced referencing.  

  • Reading techniques 
  • What is academic writing 
  • How to structure a good essay 


TBC JulyFoundations for HE10:00am-02:45pm
TBC JulyReading and Writing for HE10:00am-02:45pm


TBC AugustFoundations for HE10:00am-02:45pm
TBC AugustReading and Writing for HE10:00am-02:45pm


TBC SeptemberFoundations for HE10:00am-02:45pm
TBC SeptemberReading and Writing for HE10:00am-02:45pm

We appreciate some applicants will be unable to attend daytime sessions, we are therefore able to arrange an evening session upon request (subject to staff and applicant availability). Please email: [email protected] for more information on attending an evening session. 

Basic IT skills available by emailing [email protected] 

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Additional support

If you have a disability or learning difficulty, our HE Disability Team can help you access additional study support to enable you to reach your full potential at UCSD.

For more information on learning difficulties and the support available please click here.

If you would like support with careers and employability visit Employability and Next steps or contact [email protected] to book a one-to-one session.

For all Wellbeing support please email [email protected].

Contact Details

UCSD Faculty Office: [email protected] 

Study Skills Team: [email protected] 

Wellbeing Team: [email protected] 

Disability Team: [email protected] 

Progression and Employability – [email protected]