Transition workshops for level 6 to level 7 students
When: 22 - 23 June. Final day is 7 September
Where: Fusehill Street Campus
Why: The transition from level 6 to level 7 can be quite challenging for many students. We have devised these three days to help you with this challenge. We aim to break down the required skills and processes for you to succeed as a graduate student into 6 sessions that allow you to explore where you are now and help you understand how to develop your own academic skill set.
Who: All level 6 students at the University of Cumbria who intend to move into Level 7 as well as those who have been offered a place on a level 7 course.
The staff who have devised this workshop are Kirsteen Laidlaw Programme Lead for MA Social Work and Jane Tattersall Programme Lead for BA (Hons) Working with Children & Families. They will be joined by other staff from the department of Health, Psychology and Social Studies, Student Learning and Support Services and other colleagues around the university.
What: This is a 3-day workshop to assist you in the transition from Level 6 study to Level 7. We will help you to consider the requirements of reading, writing and thinking critically as a graduate student. We will also help you design a plan of action to succeed at Level 7.
Programme of Workshop:
22 June LG102 10am-3pm
Session 1 (10-12): Seven highly effective habits of successful graduate students
Session2 (1-3): Critical reading
Thursday night: Homework to read assigned article and take notes
23 June LG102 10am-3pm
Session 3 (10-12): How to think critically (staff & student debate)
Session 4 (1-3): How to write critically and to plan an essay.
7 September 10am-3pm room tbc.
Session 5 (10-12): Social Theory, what it is and how we understand it and apply it at level 7
Session 6 (1-3): Designing your own Level 7 plan to help you succeed.
Each student will have to provide their own lunch and refreshments.