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  1. Finding Your WayAnna DamerTransition Coordinator

  2. Finding Your Way • 9.30am Coffee & Registration • 10.00amWelcome & Introduction • 10.10amThe Transition to university • 10.20 Academic Success • 10.40am The Money Maze • 11.00am Break • 11.10am Information Services • 11.25am Virtual Learning Environment • 11.35am USSA • 11.50am Meet our Students • 12.15pm Campus Tours • 12.45pm Lunch • 14.00pm Close

  3. The Cake

  4. Student Experience

  5. Finding Your WaySaturday 23rd August

  6. AdministrationAl Blackshaw • Is your offer UF? • What happens now?

  7. Welcome Week 22 – 26 Sept • Once you are ‘UF’ you will be emailed registration details • Use www.strath.ac.uk/student/startatstrath to keep you right! • Your activities vary dependant upon your programme of study • Freshers’ Week activities (run by USSA) • Faculty Induction (get to know your programme)

  8. Between now and welcome week… • Follow instructions on Start@Strath • Research UoS more thoroughly – use our website as a starting point • Research public transport – how long does it take you to get to campus? Does it take significantly longer at peak periods? • Don’t panic buy! (e.g. remember we have a huge library!) • …and if you need help, ask us.

  9. Finding Your WaySaturday 23rd August

  10. Academic SuccessAlex Cuthbert

  11. Alex Cuthbert (Study Skills Adviser) alexander.cuthbert@strath.ac.uk

  12. studyskills@strath.ac.uk • One to one appointments for all students throughout the year • Workshop series covering key academic skills: • preparing for university study and how to find and manage information • managing your time and the life/study balance • critical thinking, active reading and academic writing • assignment planning and exam preparation • studying alongside others and how to use feedback • Exam boot camps and other campus pop-up activities

  13. studyskills@strath.ac.uk • For further information or to make an appointment: tel: 0141 548 4064/4062 email: studyskills@strath.ac.uk web: www.strath.ac.uk/studyskills • Study Skills Service, Level 6, Livingstone Tower

  14. Introduction to Effective Learning Workshop Freshers’ Week Event for Mature Students Wednesday 24 September 12-2pm & 2-4pm Mature Students Association, Level 2 Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street Sign-up today or email studyskills@strath.ac.uk

  15. Online Booking System https://bookings.strath.ac.uk Click the down arrow

  16. Study Skills Homepage www.strath.ac.uk/studyskills

  17. the ‘student experience’? many different experiences in one…

  18. a juggling act…

  19. a struggle with time…

  20. …an extraordinary journey.

  21. The 3 Os and 3 Rs of effective study

  22. Orientation (finding out where to find things out)

  23. Organisation (managing space and time) You don’t need to be Einstein to learn how to manage space and time. Learn how to define your space and own your time.

  24. Studying alongside Others

  25. Reading, Writing and Reviewing • Active reading • Choosing a reading style • Applying critical thinking • Less can be more • Academic writing • Plan paragraphs • Keep it straightforward • State the obvious • Style guides • Reviewing your work • Leave enough time • Make a checklist • Use MSWord proofing tools and assistive tech. options

  26. Introduction to Effective Learning Workshop Freshers’ Week Event for Mature Students Wednesday 24 September 12-2pm& 2-4pm Mature Students’ Association, Level 2 Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street Sign-up today or email studyskills@strath.ac.uk

  27. Finding Your WaySaturday 23rd August

  28. The Money Maze Ian MacLellan Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

  29. Student Financial Support • Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) • The University • Scholarships, Bursaries and Trusts

  30. SAAS Funding(Scottish - domiciled Students) • Tuition Fees • Student Loan • Independent Students’ Bursary • Young Students’ Bursary • Supplementary Grants

  31. Rest of UK students (RUK Students) • Tuition fee : up to £9,000 per year. Students should apply through Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland for payment of tuition fee loan, means tested loan and bursary. Bursaries for RUK Students • Strathclyde Access Bursary – up to £4,250 per year where the income is £16,000 or less and works on a sliding scale up to £42,600 where a bursary of £1,000 will be awarded • University of the Year Bursary – award of £1,000 for those who achieve AAB in A levels (or equivalent) • Accommodation Bursary – £1,000 paid to all first year or new entrants who will be staying in University accommodation

  32. The University • Managing your money • The Discretionary Fund • The Childcare Fund • Lone Parent Childcare Grant • Emergency Aid Fund • Finding a job

  33. Scholarships, Bursaries and Trusts • Scholarships • Bursaries • Trusts

  34. Other money and discounts • Full time students are disregarded for Council Tax • Most full time students cannot claim welfare benefits. Some exceptions: • Single parents • Couples with children • Students with disabilities • Students with caring responsibilities • Students taking time out due to illness • Student loan not usually counted for CTC • Welfare benefits are usually unaffected by part-time study

  35. Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) Tel: 0300 555 0505 Web: www.saas.gov.uk Student Loans Company Tel: 0141 306 2000 Web: www.slc.co.uk Student Finance England Tel: 0845 300 50 90 Student Finance Wales Tel: 0845 602 8845 Student Finance Northern Ireland Tel: 0845 600 0662 Welfare Benefits: http://scottishhandbooks.cpag.org.uk/ http://www.dwp.gov.uk Further Information

  36. Any Questions?

  37. Contact details Student Financial Support Team Advice Centre Level 1 McCance Building 16 Richmond Street Glasgow G1 1XQ • Telephone: 0141-548-2753 • Email: s.finance@strath.ac.uk • Web: http://www.strath.ac.uk/studentfinancialsupport/

  38. Finding Your WaySaturday 23rd August

  39. An overview of Library and IT Support Elaine Blair, Science Faculty Librarian

  40. Welcome to the Library This is a brief introduction to the Andersonian Library

  41. What does the Library offer? • Open 7 days of the week during term time • Weekday early morning and late night opening (7am-midnight) and 24/7 for exams • Renew and reserve books online • Access databases, ejournals, ebooks & exam papers from anywhere (IT password) • Different work environments – group and silent study space

  42. How do I find information? • SUPrimo search http://suprimo.lib.strath.ac.uk/ • Easy way to search our collections • It’s just like Google. Type in some words • A lot of books and journals are now available electronically

  43. SUPrimo search

  44. PC area – Level 3

  45. Group discussion rooms – Level 2

  46. Group discussion pods – Level 2

  47. Silent Study – Level 1