91% of students who complete UniSkills say it changes the way they approach their studies.
We know that you may have been out of study for a while, and after everything that’s happened this year we want to help you get ahead. Starting university is an exciting time, but the step up to University level study can also be challenging if you have not been to university before, or if you are new to the higher education system in the UK.
UniSkills introduces the academic expectations of studying at the University of Salford, so that you feel ready and confident to achieve your degree. The course is designed to develop your study, research and digital skills through interactive and engaging eLearning content.
Begin by watching this short video introduction to UniSkills.
How is UniSkills organised?
How are your UniSkills?
Before you begin UniSkills, complete our short pre-learning quiz to help you identify areas of confidence and areas of concern. It shouldn't take any more than two minutes.
Part 1: Learning at University
In part 1, discover your preferred ways of learning so that you can study and learn in the best way for you and understand how to perform well in your assessments.
It will take you approximately 1 hour to complete Part 1: Learning at University.
Part 2: Finding information for your studies
In part 2 learn about the best places to search for suitable information and evidence for your module tasks, learning and assessments.
It will take you approximately 1 hour to complete Part 2: Finding information for your studies.
Part 3: Studying effectively and ethically
In part 3 develop your academic, digital and personal skills for studying at University. Learn all about plagiarism, academic misconduct, referencing, effective academic reading and note taking and many more essential skills.
It will take you approximately 1 hour to complete Part 3: Studying effectively and ethically.
Feeling more confident?
Take the short post-learning quiz so that you can compare your pre and post-learning quiz responses to identify areas you would still like to develop.
Let's get started
We suggest you begin with:
Once you have finished this, take a look at the rest of UniSkills.
You may find it helpful to take notes on the content as it's a good habit to get into and will give you something to refer back to if you're asked to take the UniSkills assessments as part of your course.
Your tutors may direct you to complete the UniSkills assessments as part of your programme or you might choose to take them simply to test your knowledge.
The UniSkills assessments are in Blackboard, our Virtual Learning Environment. Once you have registered as a student at the University you will be able to access Blackboard using your University email address and password. Simply click on the link below to enrol on the UniSkills Assessment module and test your knowledge.
We recommend taking notes on the content to help you when taking the assessments, although you can revisit the eLearning at any time.