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GetUReady Transition Week

In supporting you in the transition to university life, we'll be running a week-long programme on campus, covering subject-specific study skills sessions and talks on student life.

Our transition week will run from 20-24 September 2021, in advance of Welcome Week, and is a great opportunity for you to meet and work with other new students, as well as getting to know what life is like on campus. 


Monday, 20 September 2021

Time   Session
10am Improving your essay writing: This session will teach you all there is to know about writing different essay types successfully
11am  Student finance and top budgeting tips: Find out everything you need to know about university finance, from student loans to tips on budgeting from a Brunel student
12pm Campus tour
2pm Improving your essay writing (repeat)
3pm Student finance and top budgeting tips (repeat)

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Time Session
10am   Building your argument and referencing: This session looks at paraphrasing and quoting as important strategies to avoid plagiarism. We also demonstrate how to reference accurately
11am  Making friends and your uni social life: Discover more about life at Brunel including how to make friends, join societies, participate in social activities and what the Union of Brunel Students has to offer
12pm Campus tour
2pm Building your argument and referencing (repeat)
3pm Making friends and your uni social life (repeat)

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Time Session
    College Sessions: 
  • Understanding the title (College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences (CBASS) students): The first step to answering an essay question well, is to understand exactly what it's asking you to do. You then need to identify what your tutor expects from you, before considering how you should structure your essay, depending on the question type.
  • Essential maths skills for your STEM undergraduate degree (College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences (CEDPS) students): This session explores the key areas of maths that are needed in STEM degrees. It will highlight the important concepts learned during A level, so you can understand how to apply them to your undergraduate degree.
  • How to present data at degree level (College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (CHMLS) students): This session will cover key aspects of data presentation, effective use of experimental data, evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different sample sizes presentation techniques in science.
11am  Part-time work and volunteering: This is your opportunity to find out everything you need to know about working and volunteering while you study
12pm Campus tour
2pm  College session (repeat) 
3pm  Part-time work and volunteering (repeat) 

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Time Session
10am   Improving your presentation skills: In this session we will work on improving your presentations skills; from your voice to how to prepare, we will teach you everything you need to successfully complete your assessments. Also how to design a Power Point presentation
11am  Looking after your health and wellbeing: Join our session on health and wellbeing, including mental health and support for disabled students
12pm Campus tour
2pm Improving your presentation skills (repeat)
3pm Looking after your health and wellbeing (repeat)

Friday, 24 September 2021

Time Session
12 - 3pm

Group challenge: To end the week, join our group challenge event. Run by Brunel's award winning Professional Development Centre this will be a great way to work with students from other subjects and get a taster of how we support you to get ready for work. Plus there's a free BBQ at the end of the event!

I really loved how I could get a glimpse of what I will be experiencing in Brunel. I look forward to start studying in Brunel.
GetUReady online programme participant