Learning at University

Getting to know the University of Salford

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In Getting to know the University of Salford you will learn about University terminology, resources, support and guidance available to you and how to access them and the University campus and buildings that you may visit whilst on campus.

Estimated duration: 15 minutes.

Be a successful independent learner

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In Be a successful independent learner you will learn about the expectations of study at higher education level, the skills needed for independent study, how to actively participate in, and take control of, your learning and your responsibilities as a learner in relation to engaging with your studies online and face to face.

Estimated duration is 15 minutes.

After you have completed the eLearning you can attempt a short quiz to test your knowledge of independent learning. Click on the 'Try the quiz' link below to enrol on the Blackboard module and get started.

Learning to learn at University

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In Learning to Learn at University you will learn about your learning preferences, the difference between surface and deep learning, different ways of thinking about and approaching your learning and how to develop a learning mindset.

Estimated duration is 25 minutes.

After you have completed the eLearning you can attempt a short quiz to test your knowledge of learning to learn at university. Click on the 'Try the quiz' link below to enrol on the Blackboard module and get started.

Teaching methods

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In Teaching methods you will learn about the different methods of learning and teaching that will be used on your course, what you need to do to prepare for taught sessions and how your teaching is organised.

Estimated duration is 10 minutes.

Assessment methods

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In Introduction to assessment methods you will learn about formative (practice for success) and summative assessments, how to approach the different types of assessment you may be asked to complete and the purpose of different assessment methods.

Estimated duration is 20 minutes.

After you have completed the eLearning you can attempt a short quiz to test your knowledge of assessment methods. Click on the 'Try the quiz' link below to enrol on the Blackboard module and get started.

Developing academic resilience

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In Developing academic resilience you will learn what academic resilience is and how it can help you succeed, how resilient you are as you begin your studies with us and how to approach your studies with confidence and resilience.

Estimated duration is 40 minutes.

Belonging at Salford

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In Belonging at Salford: celebrating diversity you will learn about Salford's diversity ethos, what to expect when you arrive including meeting new people and reaching out and finding your Salford.

Estimated duration is 40 minutes.

Time management

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In Time Management you will learn what time management is and why you need to do it, how to prioritise tasks, time management techniques and avoiding procrastination.

Estimated duration is 20 minutes.

After you have completed the eLearning you can attempt a short quiz to test your knowledge of time management. Click on the 'Try the quiz' link below to enrol on the Blackboard module and get started.

Reading and notetaking

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In Academic reading and note making you will learn about different ways to approach note making, academic reading techniques and tips for digital note making.

Estimated duration is 15 minutes.

Benefit from feedback

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In How to benefit from feedback you will learn how to recognise when you are receiving feedback and how to use feedback to develop yourself.

Estimated duration is 15 minutes.

IT Essentials

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In IT Essentials you will learn about the key digital tools, systems, and services you will need for your studies, the range of Microsoft software applications and how to access them, the digital tools for creating, storing and organising your work and where to get help and support.

Estimated duration is 30 minutes.