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Academic Skills 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.
To achieve the Certificate you need to:
- Register your interest by in the Academic Skills Certificate by emailing academicskills (@gold.ac.uk)
- Complete the Skills Self-Assessment Questionnaire that will be sent to you
- Attend four workshops from the Academic Skills Programme
- Submit reflective exercises for each workshop
Activity Organiser: Sian Cannell
For further information email academicskills (@gold.ac.uk)
English Language Centre
Academic English 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?
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is an international model for peer-led learning called Supplemental Instruction. PAL Leaders are trained to facilitate in pairs. PAL Leaders deliver a weekly 50 minute session for under 20 students and attend regular debrief sessions with PAL staff. Leaders develop skills including communication, time management, leadership, teamwork, group dynamics and facilitation.
- Be available to attend a 1.5 hour briefing in May
- Be available to attend 2 days of training in June
- Provide 20 hours of face to face study sessions across the academic year (primarily in autumn and spring terms)
- Participate in session preparation prior to and debriefings following PAL sessions
- (To become a PAL Leader you must have achieved 40% or above in all modules required to proceed into year 2 of your studies.)
How do I find out more?
Funding: PAL Leaders recieve a bursary as part of this activity