Undertaking and completing a university degree requires many skills. Below you will find information on sessions offered by the Skills Centre to help you develop some of these skills. This page will be updated as additional sections are developed.
Writing at third level can be scary. Being unsure of proper grammar, or not knowing exactly what you are being asked to do, can leave you unsure of yourself. Do not worry the Skills Centre Writing sessions are designed so that you can dip in and out of the sessions, or you can complete the full course. However, the Grammar Lessons are to be taken together; you sign up for one, then you sign up for all three sessions!
Knowing how to engage with the material you are presented with can be difficult as there can be a lot! Developing critical thinking skills will help you not just to engage with the material but to establish the validity of the material and to look for bias.
The Skills Centre will also address skills that are often viewed as Personal Development skills. Increased confidence in Presentation Skills will stand to you both inside and outside of the academic environment. Augmented Digital Literacy and Citizenship will also aid in our student’s holding a responsible virtual footprint. These sessions are currently under development and will be available to book in semester two of the 2017/18 academic year. Please sign up here so that you are the first to know about the Skills Centre’s latest news.
The pace and speed of university life differs from second level, between colleges, and even within degree programmes. The increased volume of work combined with a new environment may leave you feeling unprepared or struggling.
Many different elements have to be mastered in this transitional phase. The Skills Centre Transition Programme is designed to help you settle into academic life. Mastering , Time management, and refreshing your will allow you to become a self-reliant learner. Early engagement relieves exam stress at the end of the semester!