Your First Year

Academic Essentials

Academic Essentials is our interactive online eLearning content to support you to study at level 4 as you transition to learning at university. It will help you to develop the core skills you need to be successful. 

At the end of the eLearning you will be directed to complete a short quiz (in Blackboard) to test your knowledge of the topic. If you pass the quiz you will earn a digital badge.

You may be directed to these from your programme modules in Blackboard. Provided you pass each of the quizzes your engagement with the content will be captured.


  • Elevate your skills and knowledge with us! We offer a wide range of skills training. If you need to improve your IT skills, learn how to find information for your assignments, improve your study skills or focus on your career plans this is a great place to start.
  • Check out our list of workshops below, and secure your spot by simply clicking on the workshop title and booking via Advantage. If a session is already full, don't worry - you can add yourself to the waiting list.

  • Our online workshops are delivered through Collaborate, offering you a convenient and interactive learning experience. Upon booking, you'll receive a confirmation email containing a session link. Plus, if you're concerned about your internet connection, no problem! You can also join Collaborate workshops via a dial-in option. Just reach out to the event organizer for guidance on using this feature.

Workshops are added regularly, so keep checking back to see what's new!