What's in a Unit?
Each unit has been designed to reflect the changing HE landscape. They cover important areas to support student success, including: what to expect; assessing skills; finding support; managing studies; learning with others; and learning in a digital environment.
- The Transitioning to University unit help set expectations of students starting university at this time; highlighting differences with prior learning and support development of key skills. It encourages students to review their skills set, become familiar with the support provided by their institution and prepare themselves for higher education learning.
- The How to Learn Online unit provides students with information and skills to help them become better digital learners, including effective communication and collaboration within digital environments and techniques to help students succeed in digital assessments. It identifies the unique requirements of HE study and the core academic skills needed, provides effective study strategies and best practices for learning digitally, while also advising on how to manage any setbacks and seek support.
- The Wellbeing Unit explores key themes such as resilience, adaptability, stress-management, self-awareness and physical wellbeing, grounding it in a student’s world to help them manage their mental and physical wellbeing while navigating the complexities of studying in Higher Education during the pandemic and beyond. The lead contributor is Emma-Sue Prince, a qualified teacher and management development trainer, author and business consultant, and content has been peer-reviewed by practitioners, academics and students to ensure it is of the highest quality.
There are many tools embedded in each unit to support students' onling development, such as action plans, reflective journals, and checklists.