Communicating at university is a little different to communicating at the pub or with your friends. In an academic environment you will be expected to communicate in a way that is formal, precise, clear and acknowledges when you are borrowing other people's ideas. This can be either in speaking or in writing, and is a skill you will need to develop whether English is your first or second language. The workshops below will help you learn to better communicate in an academic context.
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
Interpret key academic terminology and explore its importance and relevance to successful UK university study.
Identify key features and conventions of academic culture in the UK, both online and on campus.
Apply the use of a dictionary to help you extend your academic vocabulary range.
Record new words effectively.
Identify the form of definitions, and produce your own.
Produce the phonemic chart to help you pronounce new words.
Celebrate your skills development achievements with digital badges from Badgr.
There are 3 badges that you can earn:
Attend 3 Spotlight workshops to earn a brilliant BRONZE badge!
Attend 6 Spotlight workshops to earn a stunning SILVER badge!
Or go for a glorious GOLD badge by attending 10 Spotlight workshops!
All of the badges can be downloaded and shared on your social media profiles as proof of your commitment to continuing professional development.