Study Skills

Each year SWAP East arranges a study skills day for current SWAP Students. Study skills days are each hosted by a different university partner and offer a valuable opportunity to find out about what it’s really like to study at university, get some tips and advice on study skills, speak to university support staff and meet former SWAP students who are now studying at university. Feedback from previous years has been overwhelmingly positive; attendees tell us afterwards that they feel more confident and more enthusiastic about the possibility of going to university.
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Study Skills 2017/18

Study skills days usually take place in late November and early December. Details of the 2017/18 events are listed below. All SWAP East students will receive an invitation to register for the relevant event.

SWAP subject areaOrganiser Date Location
NursingSWAP East 8 November 2017 University of Dundee
NursingSWAP East 15 November 2017 Fife College, St Brycedale Campus
Science and EngineeringSWAP East 24 November 2017 Heriot-Watt University
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences*SWAP East 6 December 2017 Edinburgh Napier University
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences*SWAP East 13 December 2017 University of Dundee
Nursing**Edinburgh Napier University 7 February 2018 Edinburgh Napier University
Programme here
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences*SWAP West 23 February 2018 University of Stirling
Register here
* Including Access to Languages and Access to Teaching students 
**Edinburgh Napier will run two drop-in sessions at their Sighthill campus for anyone interested in a career in midwifery or nursing on Tuesday 30 January 15:00-18:00 and Tuesday 20 February 15:00-18:00.

Presentations from SWAP East Study Skills Days 2017/18

Nursing at Ninewells Hospital 8 November 2017
Epectations for degree study
Note Taking
Essay writing

Nursing at Fife Campus 15 November 2017

Science and Engineering at Heriot-Watt 24 November 2017
Next step
Getting the most out of lectures

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Edinburgh Napier 6 December 2017
Strategies for independent study

Now to write the essay
Humanities Lecture

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Dundee 13 December 2017
History lecture
Academic writing

Documents from SWAP East Study Skills Days 2017/18

Top tips

Feedback from previous study skills events

"Really valuable experience. I defintely hope that these will be continued for future students" (Feedback from Humanities, Dundee, December 2016).

"I enjoyed the academic writing workshop most of all. I loved the interaction and the knowledge gained from the SWAP study skills" (Feedback from Humanities/Social Sciences, 2015).

“I think all the sessions were useful. I thoroughly enjoyed the clinical skills experience as this is something we do not see at college. The note taking session gave me a great insight on what will be expected of me at university" (Feedback from Nursing, 2015).

"A good experience and well worth making the effort to come. A friendly atmosphere with everyone willing to help" (Feedback from Sciences, 2015).

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