tUNEup

tUNEup from home: online university preparation course

tUNEup from home is an optional on-line learning support program for students who may not be confident about studying or writing at university and who would like to do some preparation at home before embarking on their studies. The course is not essential, and it does not count towards your degree.

Who should enrol?

tUNEup is targeted specifically to students who may have been out of the educational system for some time and would like to 'tune up' their skills.

What is involved?

The course is free of charge, runs over a period of two weeks and covers aspects of online learning tools, academic writing and study skills. It is based around discussions with an ASO lecturer and with other students on an online discussion board. You will be guided by focus questions and a suggested study schedule, plus supplementary materials. Individual feedback on a writing activity is available.

When does the next course run?

The next course runs from 22 January to 2 February. Students will be able to self-enrol from 11 December.

An additional course will run from 12 to 23 February. Students will able to self-enrol from 22 January.

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tUNEup your Maths

The tUNEup Mathematics (Stage 1) course is designed to assist students to fill in some gaps in their secondary school level mathematics. The two-week course focuses on some early algebra and pre-calculus material. It covers the following topics:

  1. Types of numbers, notational conventions, magnitude, surds and factoring
  2. Order of operations and systematic ambiguity.
  3. Algebra: Substitution
  4. Index laws
  5. Algebra: Like terms
  6. Algebra: Expanding expressions
  7. Algebra: Factorising
  8. Surds
  9. Changing the subject of an equation
  10. Solving different types of equations

Each topic is covered in one day over the two week course. The time required to complete the course work will vary from student to student, depending on ability. Some students may need to devote 3-4 hours a day to each topic.

The tUNEup Mathematics materials are also offered via moodle in a self-paced study mode. The next course runs from 6 to 16 February. Students are able to self-enrol directly from the 11 December.

Find out about other courses and workshops held by the Academic Skills Office.
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