UniStart

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.

Unit Outline

A copy of the 2013 Unit Outline for UniStart is available here: UniStart Unit Outline 2013 (PDF 176KB).

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.