Academic literacy workshops

Academic literacy workshops news

UWS runs a range of free preparation programs to help all new and continuing students. These programs help you to get ready for uni and run before the start of Autumn and Spring teaching sessions each year. You can choose from 2 or 5 day workshops.

Academic literacy workshops provide an opportunity for you to find out what is expected at university and for you to develop your academic and personal skills in preparation for starting your degree. 

The workshops are great for all students. They 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. 


What are Academic literacy workshops?

2 day workshop

This short two day Academic literacy workshop develops essential literacy skills. These skills include: 

  • essay writing at university 
  • critical analysis
  • referencing
  • reflective writing
  • note taking 
  • assignment preparation at UWS. 

You'll also get to practice these skills in a supportive environment, including writing an academic essay at university level and getting constructive feedback from tutors. It's also a great way to meet other students in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Academic literacy workshop - 2 day is on offer at both Parramatta campus and Penrith campus.

Parramatta Penrith
Wednesday, 9 July and Thursday, 10 July Monday, 14 July and Tuesday, 15 July
Monday, 21 July and Tuesday, 22 July Wednesday, 23 July and Thursday, 24 July
International students:
Thursday, 24 July and Friday, 25 July
 

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5 day workshop

This five day Academic literacy workshop gives an introduction to what's expected of you at university and develops essential literacy skills. These skills include: 

  • essay writing at university 
  • critical analysis
  • referencing
  • reflective writing
  • note taking 
  • assignment preparation at UWS
  • time management
  • group work
  • presentation skills and more

The five day workshop is a great way to prepare for university and practice these skills in a supportive environment, including writing an academic essay at university level and getting constructive feedback from tutors. It's also a great way to meet other students in a relaxed and friendly environment before session begins.

Academic literacy workshop - 5 day is on offer at Parramatta campus.

Parramatta
Monday, 14 July to Friday 18 July

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How do I apply?

Registrations are now open! Just select your preferred workshop on the registration page (opens in a new window).

For any questions email: getready@uws.edu.au