Bridging programs news
- The 2013 Spring Session Bridging Programs schedule is now available
- Register for UniStep
- Register for AcPrep
- Register for International AcPrep
- Did you know that Bridging Programs are free?
- Have a question? Check out the Bridging Programs frequently asked questions!
The Learning and Teaching Unit runs a range of free preparation programs to help all new and continuing students. These programs are called Bridging Programs and are run before the start of Autumn and Spring teaching sessions each year.
There are two types of bridging programs, UniStep and AcPrep. Both develop skills in academic writing, assignment preparation, maths and statistics. Each program varies in length, so you can choose a program that suits your needs.
They’re great for all students and may be especially helpful if you're worrying about the academic expectations of university, if you've had a break from study and are feeling a bit rusty, or if you haven't studied in Australia before.
Students who have taken part in a bridging program say they're helpful, relevant and give you a head start.
UniStep combines a range of bridging programs that aim to develop your academic literacy, mathematics and statistics skills.
You can choose to do one or more of the courses available in UniStep. It's also a great way to meet other students in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Have questions about UniStep? Send us an email at email@example.com.
UniStep Academic literacy
This is an intensive program that develops essential literacy skills. These skills include reading and note-making, listening and note-taking in lectures, tutorial discussion, assignment preparation and essay writing. You’ll also get to practise these skills in a supportive environment, including writing an academic essay at university level and getting constructive feedback from tutors.
The program runs over several days. Make sure you’re there every day as each session builds on topics covered in previous sessions. You will get a free comprehensive academic study skills workbook.
- Find out when the UniStep Academic literacy program is on
Want to know what the UniStep Academic literacy course is like? Have a look at some of the things other students have said:
"The atmosphere was great! I loved it! I found everything helpful in some way!”
"The material supplied, group discussions and structure of the course were most helpful."
The Learning and Teaching Unit will be offering one bridging course in Spring Session 2013, UniStep Preparation for Calculus on the Parramatta campus, 9 & 10 July. This is for any students who want to brush up on the skills they will need to succeed in any unit which includes the study of calculus. These skills include:
- manipulation of algebraic expressions
- solving equations from linear to exponential and logarithmic
- construction of graphs and identification of functions
- basic trigonometric skills
What is Academic Preparation (AcPrep)?
AcPrep is a short program, which is only offered on selected campuses. AcPrep programs usually run in late February or early March and again in July.
You’ll get an introduction to what’s expected of you in written assignments, including essay and report writing. We have tailored the content for university students and cover study skills, presentations, team work and time management.
You will also get a free booklet called ‘Reaching for Success’.
Please be aware that AcPrep does not cover maths or statistics. If you have registered for UniStep Academic literacy, you will not need to attend AcPrep.
- Find out when the AcPrep program is on
Want to know if AcPrep is worth it? Students who have done the program say it’s extremely relevant and a really worthwhile experience.
International AcPrep is a one day program designed especially for all new international students. It will prepare students for the learning methods they may come across at UWS and gives valuable information and practical experience of:
- Australian academic culture
- tutorial participation and working in groups
- time and stress management
- forms of assessment
- assignment preparation
- academic writing
- plagiarism - what it is and how to avoid it
- education technology preparation
You will get a valuable resource booklet for attending. The Learning and Teaching Unit runs this program in conjunction with UWS International and the Counselling Service.
- Find out when the International AcPrep program is on
How do I apply?
You can register online for UniStep.
You can register online for AcPrep.
You can register online for International AcPrep from 15 July.
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