|Semester 1, 2022 External|
|Faculty or Section :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|School or Department :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||30 June 2022|
Examiner: Sue Tuitupou
Beginning university is a journey of new environments and experiences. Students within the IHEP program come from many different communities across the country with various levels of interaction with the higher education system and a university environment. This course provides a bridge to understanding the unique environment of a university. Following a national drive to enhance the overall student experience this course develops skills that allow students to navigate effectively through university systems, policies and curriculum. Students gain the skills to independently manage their learning journey and the confidence to take control of their education. In doing so this course supports students to develop the communication skills necessary to actively participate within their program and the university as a whole.
The course is designed to help students transition into a university environment by guiding them to explore and embrace their role as students. This course allows students to explore their new environment and future career requirements within an enabling framework. Central to this course is the practical aspects of being a successful student at university. At times students are required to understand university policies, procedures and curriculum design as well as how to access study support. This course will enable and facilitate this understanding and allow students to start their undergraduate study fully informed and empowered within their educational journey.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- successfully and confidently relate university processes and policy to their study
- understand university course, program and faculty frameworks and support structures
- correctly use a range of academic skills within university study
- apply academic skills and forward planning to enable independent study
- independently navigate their study plans and understand future career study requirements.
|1.||Understanding the university processes and environment||25.00|
|2.||Time management: tackling university study||20.00|
|3.||Knowing your degree: understanding study plans||20.00|
|4.||Implementing study skills||20.00|
|5.||Planning: future studies and career.||15.00|
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Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
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