Your Course Essentials include useful information to help you prepare for your studies.

We are currently preparing the Course Essentials for those students starting in September 2023.

In the meantime, you can prepare for your studies by: 

  • Reading the University Handbook – this essential guide provides useful information and guidance on your academic life. It also gives you an explanation of the University’s codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Exploring the Learning Skills Hub where you will find a range of modules to support you throughout your academic journey. Hit the ground running by checking out the dedicated modules to help you get started including time management, introduction to referencing and effective online research

  • Understanding the language that is used at University as it may be different from what you are used to. We have developed the University jargon busting guide to help you.

  • Developing your digital capabilities. Take the digital capabilities questionnaire through Jisc to reflect on your confidence and skills across a range of online capabilities that will help you study in a digital world.

For further information check out our "Preparing to Study" webpage