Aims of UniStart

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UniStart aims to help you develop the essential skills required for independent learning and success at University, such as critical thinking, critical reading and academic writing.

UniStart consists of:

  • a choice of face-to-face lectures and tutorials or online tutorials and activities before semester begins,
  • access to online resources throughout the year, and
  • workshops and individual learning skills consultations available throughout the year to support your learning.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this unit you should be able to:

  • use critical thinking in your university studies;
  • access and effectively utilise university learning resources;
  • understand the process of preparing a university level assignment and apply this in your assessment;
  • demonstrate honesty in your academic work;
  • critically reflect on areas of strength and weakness in your academic skills and understanding, to enable you to continue to develop these throughout your degree.

UniStart also provides you with the opportunity to improve your skills in:

  • using the UTAS Library effectively;
  • using computers effectively for your university study;
  • navigating the online environment at UTAS;
  • learning from lectures and notetaking;
  • participating in tutorials and giving presentations;
  • managing your time, study pattern and stress levels, and
  • writing formally for university.