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Welcome to the course

Welcome to our course, Next Steps for University. Professor Andy Parsons is an Admissions Tutor here at the University of York – anyone who has undertaken FutureLearn courses with us …

Preparing for assessment

In this video, there is a common theme in most of the tips about preparing for assessment. Can you spot it? Planning ahead is key. Planning ahead will enable you …

How do you deal with feedback?

So hands up… who likes to be told they’ve done things wrong? In this step, we’ll look at how to turn negatives into positives – it’s all about perspective! What …

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a big part of your university study. It helps you to know how you are getting on, and it helps the university to assess you and to give …

Tips for studying with technology

Whether you like to adopt the latest technologies or prefer using pen and paper, we have already seen that there is no escaping digital technology at university. In this article, …

What is an academic library?

With the closure of many public libraries and school libraries, a large number of students will start university without ever having used a library. That’s fine! We know everyone has …

Digital tools for university

In this step, we’ll look at some common ways of using digital technology to help with university study, and offer suggestions on tools and techniques to make these work for …

Planning for success

Everyone begins university with a variety of existing study skills, and at a range of different levels – these can all be built on as you progress through your studies, …

What is critical thinking?

Critical thinking and critical analysis are key terms you will become familiar with in your time at university. In academic study, the use of the term ‘critical’ does not mean …

What academic support is available to me?

Many students worry about coping with the demands of academic work. Rest assured – university is all about finding your way but that doesn’t mean that you have to go …