Student Learning

Student Learning is actively involved in first year orientation and contributes to programmes such as Halls Headstart and Smart Start. We also offer two orientation programmes of our own for students to learn or refresh study skills.

If you are planning to start tertiary study, or are returning to study after a break, the Student Learning University Preparation Programme (Uni Prep) offers you an opportunity to brush up skills and gain confidence before the semester begins. The programme can assist you with:

  • introductory study skills

  • essay writing skills

  • searching databases

  • basic statistics

  • basic mathematics

  • chemistry laboratory skills

The Uniprep courses charge a small fee. Below is the timetable for 2018.

Click here to download the UniPrep 2018 Brochure.

Click HERE to signup.

Topic Date Time
General Study skills

Wed 21 February

9am-1pm

Academic Writing Skills

Tue 20 February

Thu 22 February

9am-1pm

Library Research

Fri 23 February

10am-12noon

Basic Mathematics

Mon 19 February

9am-1pm

Basic Statistics

Tue 20 February

Wed 21 February

Thu 22 Febuary

1-4pm

Smart Start offers you a free opportunity to learn about academic study and improve your academic writing before lectures start. It also offers you an opportunity to meet other new university students.

Topics to get you started include:

  • Tips for successful study

  • Academic expectations

  • Reading

  • Notetaking skills

  • Essay writing

These interactive sessions are designed to build your confidence and give you a head start with your studies at Victoria.

Day Date Time
Thursday 1 March 2018 9.30am-1pm

Register for 2018 Smart Start here. For enquires, contact Student Learning by phone 04-463 5999 or by email student-learning@vuw.ac.nz.