A blog for students on the FDLT and BALT courses at the University of Northampton

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The beginning of the academic year


Many of you will be starting a new academic year with your pupils, with your own children and perhaps yourselves as students.It s a big step to take and there is a lot to absorb.

At the University of Northampton we have a wonderful resource to support students with their study – skillshub

skillshubThis is an online resource for students to use to find help with all aspects of their university study.

A first step would be to click on ‘essential tools’ where you can find a list of useful starting points. Two that would be good to start with are ‘Your University Login’ and¬† ‘Introduction to NILE’.

After you have explored these, you could go to explore ‘Using the library catalogue’ in essential tools and ‘Reading Skills’ in ‘Academic Skills’. In Study Skills sessions you will be guided to look at other resources but you can browse any of the resources and use them as and when you want to.

As well as online resources that you can use independently  you can use skillshub to access other support such as group and individual tutorials, telephone and skype appointments.

Below is a ThingLink. You will learn more about what these are and how to make them in the future. This Thinglink gives you lots of links that will be useful to you as a student beginning study at the University of Northampton.

When you start a new course there is a lot of information to absorb so always make a note of any questions you may have and email tutors to ask.

Author: Jean

Senior Lecturer, Education at the University of Northampton. Admissions Tutor for the Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching.

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