Getting Ready To Study

Whether you are coming straight from school or returning to education after a break studying, university may be different from what you have experienced before.

Your lecturers and tutors will provide guidance and support as well as signpost you to key sources of information but you will be expected to develop your own knowledge and skills and become an independent active learner.

Your Programme

Your progamme could be made up of:

  • lectures which are attended by everyone studying the module
  • seminars, workshops and other practicals which are taught in smaller groups
  • supporting activities such as tutorials or skills sessions
  • if you are studying a professional body qualification this may involve placements

 Outside of organised teaching you will be expected to be:

  • researching in the Library
  • preparing for assignments
  • working in groups
  • developing your academic skills

 How to Prepare

  • Read your Programme Essentials – they will give you a good insight into how your programme will be structured as well as providing suggestions on any reading or preparation you can do before you arrive.
  • Check out 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.
  • Find out more about the type of study skills you may need to develop from academic writing to referencing, literature reviews to presentations

Study Support

Before you arrive you can connect with a Peer Mentor via email to ask questions and find out more about university life at Christ Church.

Plus a range of online resources including your Digital Library, Skills4Study and Productivity Software.

Look out for Academic Development Week in October. This week provides you with an important opportunity to meet with your Personal Academic Tutor, reflect on your academic progress so far and identify any further support you might need to stay on track and succeed. 


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Last edited: 31/03/2020 11:24:00