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, better informed and more enthusiastic about the possibility of going to university.

You can be working on your study skills throughout the year, using our Prep for HE materials:

Interview skills
Presentation skills
Referencing
Essay-writing
Note-taking
Top tips

All registered SWAP students will receive an email invitation to attend these events. 

Study Skills dates and venues for 2019/20
:

Dundee,
 Nursing
, Ninewells Hospital, 6 November 2019
Kirkcaldy, Nursing, University of Dundee (Fife Campus),13 November 2019
Edinburgh, Science & Engineering, University of Edinburgh (King's Buildings) 27 November 2019
Edinburgh, Arts/Humanities/Social Science/Primary Ed, Queen Margaret University, 4 December 2019
Dundee, Arts/Humanities/Social Science, University of Dundee, 6 December (TBC)
UHI, Nursing, Feb/March - date yet to be confirmed
Aberdeen, Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences/Primary Education, Feb/March - date yet to be confirmed
RGU, Nursing, May - date yet to be confirmed

To give you an idea of what they involve, please see last year's events detailed below.

Study Skills 2018/19
 
Subject area DetailsFeedback
Nursing
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Date: 7 November 2018
Venue: University of Dundee, Ninewells Medical School


Programme
"Really interesting, fun and loads of information" (2018)

"Very helpful and made me feel more confident" (2018)


"Great experience" (2018)
Nursing
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Date: 14 November 2018
Venue: University of Dundee, Kirkcaldy Campus



Programme
"Very well structured and well presented by friendly and helpful staff" (2018)

"Enjoyable and empowering" (2018)
Science and Engineering
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Date: 28 November 2018
Venue: University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings




Programme
"Absolutely brilliant day. So informative" (2018)

"Really fun, interesting and informative" (2018)

"Awesome, thoroughly enjoyed it" (2018)
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 
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Date: 5 December 2018
Venue: University of Edinburgh, Central Campus





Programme
"Useful, informative and insightful" (2018)

"Really, really helpful. Everybody was lovely and helpful" (2018)

"Very organised and engaging" (2018)
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 
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Date: 7 December 2018
Venue: University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building





Programme
"Enjoyable, informative, inspirational" (2018)

"Found the whole day to be very informative" (2018)

"An interesting and informative experience" (2018)
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
(Organised by SWAP West)
Date: 22 February 2019
Venue: University of Stirling




Programme
 "Very useful, reassuring and welcoming" (2019)

"I really enjoyed my experience and learned a lot of useful tips for university" (2019)
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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Date: 26 February 2019
Venue: University of Aberdeen, Sir Duncan Rice Library





Programme
 "Brilliant. Very useful and helpful" (2019)

"Really good, very informative" (2019)

"Great day, great information" (2019)

"Very helpful" (2019)
Nursing Date: 23 May 2019
Venue: Robert Gordon University

Provisional programme
 "The whole day passed by very quickly and all of the sessions were informative ... it was all positive and exciting" (2019)

Presentations from SWAP East Study Skills Days 2018/19 can be seen below:

Nursing at University of Dundee Medical School, Ninewells Hospital 7 November 2018
Expectations 
Numeracy
Note-taking
Lecture
Essay writing 

Nursing at University of Dundee, Fife Campus 14 November 2018
Expectations
Numeracy
Note-taking
Lecture

Science and Engineering at University of Edinburgh 28 November 2018
The next step
Life as a first year student
Referencing
Getting the most out of lectures
University lecture

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Edinburgh 5 December 2018
The next step
Note-taking
University lecture
Referencing
Critical thinking
Essay writing

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Dundee 7 December 2018
Note-taking
University lecture
Critical thinking

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Aberdeen 26 February 2019
Transitions and academic writing
Note-taking

Nursing at Robert Gordon University 23 May 2019
Inclusion
Quality nursing care
Study skills

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