Study Skills

Each year SWAP East arranges a series of study skills events for current SWAP Students. Study skills events are hosted by our university partners 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 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.

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

At the same time, you can be working on your study skills throughout the year, using our Prep for HE materials, which you are strongly advised to do:

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


Study Skills dates and venues for 2019/20
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Subject area DetailsFeedback
Nursing
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Date: 6 November 2019
Venue: University of Dundee, Ninewells Medical School


Programme
"Overall, great day. Glad I attended" (2019)

"Very useful and a great insight to university life" (2019)

Nursing
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Date: 13 November 2019
Venue: University of Dundee, Fife Campus, Kirkcaldy



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: 27 November 2019
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: 4 December 2019
Venue: Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh





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: 11 December 2019
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)
Nursing Date: 5 February 2020
Venue: Inverness College/UHI
 
Nursing Interview Preparation Session (Organised by Edinburgh Napier University) Date: TBC February 2020
Venue: Edinburgh Napier University

Details will be posted here
 
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
(Organised by SWAP West)
Date: TBC February 2020
Venue: University of Stirling




Programme (2019)
 "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
Date: 20 February 2020
Venue: University of Aberdeen

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

"Really good, very informative" (2019)
Nursing Date: TBC May 2020
Venue: Robert Gordon University

Programme (2019)
 "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 6 November 2019
Expectations
Numeracy
Note-taking and essay-writing

Nursing at University of Dundee, Fife Campus 13 November 2019
Expectations
Numeracy
Note-taking and essay-writing 

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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