THE University of the Sunshine Coast is offering a free university skills course at its Fraser Coast campus as a first step for adults considering tertiary study.
The two-day University Skills for You course is an opportunity for those who did not finish high school to sample higher education and provides a study refresher for others who may not have formally studied for many years.
Coordinator Liz Davison said the focus was on upgrading academic skills and helping adults approach tertiary education with confidence, regardless of their age or educational level.
“It is a no-obligation, free taste of the uni experience that is designed to remove some of the barriers people may have about coming on to campus to explore their higher education and career options,” she said.
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USC will run the Uni Skills for You course at the Fraser Coast campus on 15-16 June. USC’s Indigenous Services will help run another session on 17-18 June for members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, who can choose to participate in either course.
The courses are facilitated by experienced USC advisers, who will introduce participants to some of the essential tools needed to tackle tertiary-level study, including academic writing and researching.
“A key part of this will be showing people how to recognise and utilise some of the transferable skills they have already gained from work and life experience, such as critical thinking and communication,” Ms Davison said.
At the end of the course, participants will explore potential study pathways and can arrange to have individual sessions with USC career advisers to help develop study and career plans. Workbooks are provided for free and there are no tuition fees.
Places are limited and registration is essential.
Register here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.