UniSkills

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Are you a new student? We recommend you take a look at UniSkills.

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.

The content is divided into three parts, work through it at your own pace. We estimate it will take you around 1 hour to complete each part.

You may find it helpful to take notes on the content. It's a good habit to get into and will give you something to refer back to if you are asked to take the UniSkills assessments as part of your course.

    Introduction to UniSkills

    Begin by watching this short video introducing UniSkills.

    6 steps to UniSkills Success

    1.

    How are your UniSkills? Before you begin UniSkills, complete our short (two minutes) pre-learning quiz to help you identify areas of confidence and areas of concern.

    2.

    Work through the eLearning for part 1 to find out how to perform well in your assessments and discover your preferred ways of learning.

    3.

    Work through the eLearning for part 2 to learn about the best places to search for suitable information and evidence for your assessments.

    4.

    Work through the eLearning for part 3 to develop your academic, digital and personal skills. Learn all about plagiarism, academic misconduct, referencing and effective notetaking.

    5.

    Attempt the short UniSkills assessments. There are 4 to complete and you need to score above 80% to pass.

    6.

    Feeling for confident? Take the post-learning quiz so that you can compare your pre and post-learning quiz responses to identify areas you would still like to develop.

    1. Pre-learning quiz

    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.

    5. UniSkills Assessments

    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. 

    6. Post-learning quiz

    Feeling more confident?

    Now that you have finished UniSkills take this short post-learning quiz. You'll be able to compare your pre and post-learning quiz responses to identify areas you would still like to develop.