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HEAR: Academic skills

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Enhance your skills to get the most out of your academic programme

Academic Skills Certificate

This student has attended a series of skills workshops and completed assignments where they have demonstrated the application of their learning. The transferable skills developed include: effective reading strategies, effective communication in group situations, listening skills, note taking, researching and identifying relevant information, and writing skills.


  • Register for the Certificate on
  • Complete the Skills Self-Assessment questionnaire on
  • Attend 4 of the Enhancing Academic Skills Workshops or other approved workshops (pick up a stamp card at one of the sessions and get a stamp for each workshop attended)
  • Submit reflection and/or evidence on for the learning gained through each workshop. Each piece of reflection/ evidence should clearly reference 2 – 3 action points taken as a result of the workshop.
  • Submit Stamp Card with at least 4 Stamps

How do I find out more?

Find out more about the Academic Skills Certificate or contact Miriam Lowe, Learning Support Coordinator.


English Language Centre Academic Skills

This student has successfully completed Academic English Skills development: an optional short course which develops skills valuable for the workplace: writing in a clear, concise and persuasive manner, negotiating various writing genres, prioritisation of tasks and managing time effectively, enhancing research and note-taking skills, and developing confident presentation skills.  


  • Completed at least 80% attendance
    Demonstrated engagement by completing tasks set by the teacher

How do I record this activity on my HEAR?

Find out more about the English Language Centre or contact Marl'Ene Edwin, Centre Manager.