About 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.

Please note: Because of COVID restrictions to on-campus activity, we are planning to run these sessions on-line this year.   

All registered SWAP students will receive an email invitation to attend the events relevant to your area of study and your location. 

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
Top tips

Study Skills Dates and Venues 2021/22

Subject area DetailsFeedback from previous events
Nursing for Fife, Tayside & Angus students
Date: 2 November 2021
Venue: Virtual. 

''Very informative, it was a great session'' (2020)

''I thoroughly enjoyed this event and feel excited and cant wait to go'' (2020)

Science and Engineering
Date: TBC Feb/March 2022
Venue: Virtual 

''I really enjoyed all the sessions and gained a lot from all of them'' (2021)

"Very worthwhile sessions. Makes it all seem a bit more real in many regards'' (2021
Arts, Humanities,Social Sciences & Nursing
Date: TBC Feb/March 2022. 
Venue: Virtual 

"The Study Skills day, as a whole, exceeded my expectations'' (2021)

''I think the sessions were all useful. They worked well and built on each other too'' (2021)
''Such enthusiasm from the lecturers who all seemed so nice, supportive and encouraging'' (2021)
Nursing event for students applying to UHI Date: 3 February 2022
Venue: Virtual 

''Really enjoyed attending the event and grateful we had the opportunity'' (2021)
Nursing - Moving forward event at RGU Dates: TBC May 2022
Venue: Virtual.
 Invitations will be sent out in April to all students applying to RGU for Nursing 

Presentations from previous Study Skills events can be seen below:

Nursing (University of Dundee) 2nd November 2021

Nursing at Inverness College/UHI 26 January 2021
Preparing for life as a first year student
Q&A with Marie Cameron, Head of Undergraduate Admissions

Science and Engineering 5 February 2021
The next step
University lecture
Tutorial experience

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 3 and 8 February 2021
The next step
University lecture
Critical thinking
Essay writing

Nursing at RGU's Moving forward event
Quality nursing care
Study skills

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