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Academic Transition Support Programme

two students in a tutorial with a large shelf of books behindIn October 2022 Univ is launching a new Academic Transition Programme for all first-year undergraduate students.

The programme has been developed to help incoming students equip themselves with the necessary skills to transition successfully to university-level study. The programme will complement the first-year course of all programmes of study taught at Univ and will consist of sessions run across the academic year.

Group sessions, tailored to the approaches of different subject disciplines, will cover core academic skills such as effective reading and note-taking, time management, academic writing and the presentation of scientific work. Small-group mentoring will provide additional opportunities for students to reflect on their academic practices as they seek to become more effective learners.

While excellent academic support has been, and will continue to be, delivered by subject tutors in the course of normal College teaching, this new programme will provide additional academic skills that complement subject teaching and a chance for students to develop their own academic practices.

The programme demonstrates Univ’s commitment to students’ academic success, and it follows in the long-standing history of the College’s provision of exceptional academic support. For over 20 years, the College has run a highly successful pre-sessional Maths Week for Science students. The Transition Support Programme replaces Maths Week, but draws on its valuable lessons to bring the College’s academic support up-to-date with the needs and experiences of today’s students. The new Academic Transition Support programme will extend superb skills support to undergraduates in all courses to underpin their future success.

For more information please email the Undergraduate Admissions and Access Manager E: admissions@univ.ox.ac.uk. If you are a prospective applicant, you may be interested in attending a College Open Day or exploring our pages about learning at Univ and living at Univ.

Published: 22 June 2022

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