Topic outline

  • 01 - General induction for all SWAPWest students

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    We recommend that you set aside 2-3 hours per week for Prep for HE work: around one hour for each Prep for HE module, one hour to complete the compulsory online reflective writing exercise that follow, and one hour per week to discuss Prep for HE topics with classmates and/or your class tutor. By reaching out to others and initiating conversations, you will take charge of your learning and make the most of the opportunity to develop your skills as a student. 

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    After you have enrolled with your college and spoken with your class tutor, you can start on the first exercise - your SWAP Induction module (PHE01: General induction for all SWAPWest students). This module provides background information about SWAP and includes the Student Agreement, which outlines your responsibilities as a SWAP student. It also contains a link for you to REGISTER WITH SWAP, which is compulsory.


    Click the module link from the list below and then click on the [ENTER] button you will see on the next page. The module will open in a new window or tab. Give it a minute to load. Please ensure that your browser allows pop-ups for this site.

    USE THE 'EXIT COURSE' BUTTON TO SAVE YOUR PROGRESS. 

    If you need to pause part-way through a module, you can save your progress by using the 'exit course' button in the upper right-hand corner (from within the module). Then you can resume from where you left off later. 


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    Supplements: Some additional information is included in the supplements for specific programmes linked below the general induction. You need only complete the 'supplement' for your own particular curriculum group (e.g. Nursing, Primary Education). If you do not see a supplement for your programme area linked below, then you are not required to complete one. 

  • 02 - Introduction to Prep for HE

    We suggest you complete this module in late August or early September, or as soon as your tutor asks you to complete it. 

    We recommend that you set aside at least two hours per week to complete each Prep for HE module (including the compulsory online reflective writing exercise that is attached to each) and one hour per week to discuss Prep for HE topics with classmates and/or your class tutor. By reaching out to others and initiating conversations, you will take charge of your learning and make the most of the opportunity to develop your skills as a student. 

  • 03 - Prepare to be successful: RESILIENCE

    We suggest you complete this module c. September-October, or as soon as your tutor asks you to complete it.

    We recommend that you set aside at least two hours per week to complete each Prep for HE module (including the compulsory online reflective writing exercise that is attached to each) and one hour per week to discuss Prep for HE topics with classmates and/or your class tutor. By reaching out to others and initiating conversations, you will take charge of your learning and make the most of the opportunity to develop your skills as a student. 

  • 04 - Intro to research and working with sources

    We suggest you complete this module c. September-October, or as soon as your class tutor asks you to complete it. 


    We recommend that you set aside at least two hours per week to complete each Prep for HE module (including the compulsory online reflective writing exercise that is attached to each) and one hour per week to discuss Prep for HE topics with classmates and/or your class tutor. By reaching out to others and initiating conversations, you will take charge of your learning and make the most of the opportunity to develop your skills as a student. 

  • 05 - Prepare to be successful: MINDSET

    We suggest you complete this module c. September-October, or as soon as your class tutor asks you to complete it. 

    We recommend that you set aside at least two hours per week to complete each Prep for HE module (including the compulsory online reflective writing exercise that is attached to each) and one hour per week to discuss Prep for HE topics with classmates and/or your class tutor. By reaching out to others and initiating conversations, you will take charge of your learning and make the most of the opportunity to develop your skills as a student. 

  • 06 - Intro to Academic Writing (Part 1)

    We suggest you complete this module in October-November, or as soon as your class tutor asks you to complete it. 

    We recommend that you set aside at least two hours per week to complete each Prep for HE module (including the compulsory online reflective writing exercise that is attached to each) and one hour per week to discuss Prep for HE topics with classmates and/or your class tutor. By reaching out to others and initiating conversations, you will take charge of your learning and make the most of the opportunity to develop your skills as a student. 

  • 07- Prepare to be successful: BALANCE

    We suggest you complete this module c. October-November, or as soon as your class tutor asks you to complete it. 

    We recommend that you set aside at least two hours per week to complete each Prep for HE module (including the compulsory online reflective writing exercise that is attached to each) and one hour per week to discuss Prep for HE topics with classmates and/or your class tutor. By reaching out to others and initiating conversations, you will take charge of your learning and make the most of the opportunity to develop your skills as a student. 


  • 08 - Introduction to Referencing

    We suggest you complete this module in October-November, or as soon as your class tutor asks you to complete it. 

    We recommend that you set aside at least two hours per week to complete each Prep for HE module (including the compulsory online reflective writing exercise that is attached to each) and one hour per week to discuss Prep for HE topics with classmates and/or your class tutor. By reaching out to others and initiating conversations, you will take charge of your learning and make the most of the opportunity to develop your skills as a student. 


  • 09 - Prepare to be successful: REFLECTION

    We suggest you complete this module in October-November, or as soon as your class tutor asks you to complete it. 

    We recommend that you set aside at least two hours per week to complete each Prep for HE module (including the compulsory online reflective writing exercise that is attached to each) and one hour per week to discuss Prep for HE topics with classmates and/or your class tutor. By reaching out to others and initiating conversations, you will take charge of your learning and make the most of the opportunity to develop your skills as a student. 


  • 10 - Applying to university: UCAS and Personal Statement

    We suggest you complete this module in October-November, or as soon as your class tutor asks you to complete it. 

    We recommend that you set aside at least two hours per week to complete each Prep for HE module (including the compulsory online reflective writing exercise that is attached to each) and one hour per week to discuss Prep for HE topics with classmates and/or your class tutor. By reaching out to others and initiating conversations, you will take charge of your learning and make the most of the opportunity to develop your skills as a student.