SWAP Prep for HE

 <01___cover.jpg> The Preparation for Higher Education (a.k.a. Prep for HE or PHE) unit was developed by SWAP in collaboration with university partners. It is designed to help you prepare for the transition to university. 

Completion of this unit is compulsory, but you and your college tutor have freedom to decide how it may be completed. 
Your tutor will keep you right, but you can also use the chronological list on the left to make sure you are completing each module in good time. 

Watch the videos below for further information from former students about how Prep for HE can help you do well at college and feel prepared for university when you get there: 



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Some Prep for HE exercises may be completed online (where indicated). Others may be downloaded and completed electronically (or printed out and completed by hand). We monitor students' progress in Prep for HE through monthly random spot-checks of completed exercises.



You may find a checklist useful for keeping track of your Prep for HE progress. A copy of the checklist can be found in your Welcome Pack, which you received at induction, or you can download the relevant checklist from one of the links below: 

Prep for HE Checklist - Humanities
Prep for HE Checklist - Nursing 
Prep for HE Checklist - Science, Medicine, Health


If you prefer, you may download the entire unit all at once:

2018 Prep for HE (ZIP file)


For convenience, all downloadable Prep for HE documents can be found here: 

PHE001 How to complete the Prep for HE unit
PHE01 Taking Stock – Part 1
PHE02 Study Diary (Sep)
PHE03 How do you study?
PHE04 Study Diary (Oct)
PHE05 Critical Thinking
PHE06 Academic Referencing
PHE07 Taking Stock – Part 2
PHE08a UCAS Application Guide
PHE08b Personal Statement
PHE08c Personal Statement Guidance Notes
PHE08d UCAS Flow Chart
PHE09 Study Diary (Nov)
PHE10 Interview Skills
PHE11 Listening Skills
PHE12 Academic Reading
PHE13 Miscellaneous Prep for HE (Autumn)
PHE14 Memorisation Techniques
PHE15a Academic Writing
PHE15b Scientific Report Writing
PHE16 Study Diary (Jan)
PHE17 Presentation Skills
PHE18 Miscellaneous Prep for HE (Winter)
PHE19 Managing Finances
PHE20 Study Diary (Apr)
PHE21 Feedback, Evaluations and Exams
PHE22 Taking Stock – Part 3
PHE23 Study Diary (May)
PHE24 Miscellaneous Prep for HE (Spring)
PHE25 What Happens Next?

Any questions about Prep for HE should be directed to your college guidance tutor or to SWAPWest on 0141 564 7206. 

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