Congratulations on securing your place at Edge Hill University! Before you begin your programme, the UniSkills team invite you to join our exciting line up of Getting Started With UniSkills webinars.  

From preparing your academic resilience and discovering research skills at university, to academic writing or transitioning to postgraduate study, these sessions are designed to help boost your confidence and study skills ahead of the academic year.  

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Whether writing, referencing, or finding academic information, all the webinars are held online and offer a taste of the academic skills you will develop here with us at Edge Hill. They are also a fantastic opportunity to meet your UniSkills Academic Skills Advisors and ask any questions about what it’s like to study at university level.

Getting Started With UniSkills Webinars

Bookings are open now and will close at 11pm the day before each event:

Prepare Your Academic Resilience for University
This webinar will equip you with practical tools to nurture your academic resilience, supporting you to overcome challenges. It will help you recognise the qualities of a ‘growth’ as opposed to a ‘fixed’ mindset. And we’ll help prepare you to feel confident in dealing constructively with feedback.

Thursday 24 August 2023 | 11am-12pm

Monday 4 September 2023 | 12-1pm

Research Skills at University
Develop your research skills in preparation for studying at Edge Hill University. We will introduce you to the concept of academic information, the importance of using dedicated search tools to find reliable sources and discuss note-taking techniques for carrying out your research efficiently.

Tuesday 29 August 2023 | 12-1pm

Thursday 7 September 2023 | 11am-12pm

Introduction to Academic Writing at University
Join us as we introduce what academic writing is and explain what it involves at university level. We will look at what to expect as a student at Edge Hill University, how to get the most out of your learning and how to maintain your study motivation.

Friday 1 September 2023 | 11am-12pm

Wednesday 13 September 2023 | 12-1pm

Transitioning to Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Study

In this webinar you be introduced to key skills you will need to develop to support study at PGT level. You will meet members of our friendly team and there will be opportunities to interact with peers from other postgraduate taught (PGT) programmes in a supportive online learning environment. We will discuss finding academic information, academic reading, academic writing, and the value of academic communities. PGT students are also welcome to attend any of our other Getting Started With UniSkills webinars.

Friday 15 September 2023 | 11am-12pm

Wednesday 20 September 2023 | 12-1pm

To book your place, click on the dates above or visit the University’s dedicated applicant web pages: undergraduate applicant webpage | postgraduate applicant webpage.

On the applicant webpages you will also find lots more information and resources to help you prepare to study at Edge Hill University.

Getting Started With UniSkills Toolkits

If you can’t make it to one of the live webinars, you can access one of our online interactive toolkits (links below and on the applicant webpages), which cover each of the Getting Started With UniSkills topics. You can explore the toolkits in your own time, at your own pace and revisit them as often as you need.

Prepare Your Academic Resilience for University Toolkit

Research Skills at University Toolkit  

Introduction to Academic Writing at University Toolkit

Transitioning into Taught Postgraduate (PGT) Toolkit

Further Help and Support

Don’t forget – for further support and advice throughout your Edge Hill learning journey you can visit the UniSkills web pages 24/7.  

We look forward to welcoming you in the webinars and continuing to support you throughout your time as a student here at Edge Hill!