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The Abertay College Transition Programme

Coming to Abertay from college? This FREE one-week programme helps you to identify the differences between the two and gives you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with university life before you start your studies here.

Course detail

Start Date

August

Duration

26-30 August 2019

UCAS Code

Apply Direct

Course Overview

Coming to Abertay from college? This FREE one-week programme helps you to identify the differences between the two and gives you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with university life before you start your studies here.

Studying at university is a fantastic but challenging experience, particularly if you're coming from college. Many students are surprised by how different university can be, and are often unsure about how to manage the demands of a degree course.

This free programme is designed to help you get the most from your time at Abertay by easing the transition from college, helping you to familiarise yourself with both the university and new ways of studying. 

And, of course, you’ll meet other new students.

The programme puts you in the best possible position to start this new phase of your studies. 

Entry Requirements

The ACT Programme is designed for students coming from college into Year 2 or Year 3 of an undergraduate degree at Abertay.

Registration for the 2019 programme opens in May.

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Learning and Assessment

The programme covers a range of subjects. Topics include:

  • Understanding, planning and researching assignments
  • Developing research methods
  • Referencing, avoiding plagiarism and writing in an academic style
  • Creating an academic poster
  • Giving an academic presentation
  • Becoming an independent learner and a critical thinker

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to practise these skills, get feedback from our tutors, and to ask questions. At the end of the programme, you’ll know what your lecturers will expect of you and how to meet those expectations.

Assessment

There are no tests, but we do set a writing task. If you choose to do this, you’ll get feedback on your academic writing which will give you some ideas about what you can already do well, what you might want to work on, and ways to do that.

Programme Fees

Scottish & EU students

£0

This programme is completely FREE.

For further information, please contact Learner Development by emailing learnerdevelopment@abertay.ac.uk or by calling 01382 308425.

English, Welsh & Northern Irish Students

£0

This programme is completely FREE.

For further information, please contact Learner Development by emailing learnerdevelopment@abertay.ac.uk or by calling 01382 308425.

International Students

£0

This programme is completely FREE.

For further information, please contact Learner Development by emailing learnerdevelopment@abertay.ac.uk or by calling 01382 308425.

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