Student Learning

At Victoria, we want to ensure that our international students have all the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their study. We know that education environments differ and that some international students will be facing new study challenges and opportunities. Therefore, we offer a range of programmes to help international students understand the expectations of Victoria's teachers as well as ways to meet those expectations. Most of these programmes also provide the opportunity to meet new people and have some fun on campus. Come to as many of these programmes as you like. We look forward to meeting you.

These programmes are mostly held in the Student Learning Seminar Room, Kirk Building, Kelburn.

Click here for a full calendar of all Student Learning workshops.

Preparation for Academic Life and Study (PALS)

PALS is a programme designed for international students and students from non-English speaking backgrounds. The programme will introduce you to the learning environment and culture at Victoria University and help you to understand the requirements for successful academic study.

PALS is available in trimester one and trimester two. The programme starts from week one of the trimesters. You can come to all sessions, or you can select those that are useful for you.

Topic Day Date Time
Get started with academic life and study

Thursday

 

8 March

10-12noon
Research, writing and using the library

Thursday

 

15 March

10-12noon
Academic integrity

Thursday

22 March

10-12noon
Summarising and paraphrasing

Thursday

 

5 April

10-12noon
Improving your English

Thursday

12 April

10-12noon

For more information, phone 04-463 5999

For enquires, contact Student Learning by phone 04-463 5999 or by email student-learning@vuw.ac.nz.