Skills for Academic Success Gerard Clough, Academic Co-Ordinator, Royal Holloway International
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Academic Skills for MN1001 Academic Skills for MN1001 Management & the Modern Corporationbenefits all EFL international students who want to be sure of success in this critical Year 1 course. You will develop key academic skills through a weekly 2 hour class that follows MN1001 closely. • critical reading skills • academic writing skills • exam preparation • Management terminology • oral skills
Overwhelmingly positive student feedback Anna Wojtyniak 2011 2011 “Regarding the support class, my feedback can only be positive…. The results were astonishing as everyone I know felt an improvement.” “MN100 support classes have definitely helped me …Working in small groups enabled everyone to participate in classes actively. I can only regret I took this classes during the second term only.” Teodor Daskalov 2011
But does it really work? • Students taking Academic Skills for MN100… • get better grades on average than those who don’t take the skills course • hardly ever fail MN100
Sign up, sign up, sign up, sign up! Please bring £10 and your academic timetable. An academic skills specialist can answer your questions and enrol you to a class that suits your academic timetable.
In-sessional English Language Courses If you are an international student, you can also join ‘general’ Academic English courses. We have a choice of 15 courses to choose from!
Student Ranking of In-sessional English Courses In the I-Graduate International Barometer (Autumn Wave 2011), RHUL In-sessional support for international students was ranked: No. 2 out of all universities in the London area No. 3 out of 19 elite ‘1994 group’ universities incl. St Andrews, Leicester, Loughborough, Reading, Bath and Lancaster No. 11 out of all UK universities
Sign up, sign up, sign up, sign up! Please bring your academic timetable and College ID. If you have paid £10 for Academic skills for MN100, there is nothing to pay for the In-sessional.
1-to-1 Writing Consultations Meet a writing skills specialist to discuss how to improve your academic writing • Up to 3 x 30 minute sessions per term – Free! • We will look at a sample of your written work and give you useful feedback. • You can book through Management Reception OR Royal Holloway International Reception (IN009).
Educational Support Office (ESO) The ESO provides professional academic support for all students with disability. One-to-one support is also available for native speakers of English requiring additional academic support for their studies. The ESO Office is at: Founder's Building West Room 151
Online Academic Skills Resources Check: tiny.cc/rhi-resources
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Events for an International Community One World CelebrationTuesday 30 October 6.30-8.30pm in the Student’s Union Meet people from across the world International spread of food • Live entertainment • Free of charge
Study Abroad Fair Thursday 1 November, 5.30-7.30pm in the Students’ Union • Discover opportunities for studying abroad as part of your Royal Holloway degree • By studying abroad you can: • Enhance your overall knowledge and understanding of your subject through engaging with different academic perspectives • Develop your intercultural skills – a valuable asset in a globalised world • For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Britain in the Frame’: Discover Britain through its Cinema • Brilliant free cinema every Thursday at 7pm in ALT 1 • Begins 4th October • International and UK students welcome • English language subtitles
How do I find out more? Come to: RHI Departmental Office (IN009) Email:RoyalHollowayInternational@rhul.ac.uk Phone: 01784 276629 or 01784 446373 Find us on: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/international