Day 6: Today we will focus on some things about your studies
You will probably have spent these first few days settling in, adjusting to your new environment and getting to know your new household. We hope this guide is proving to be useful in helping you in doing that. This page will look at some things relating to your studies.
The Academic Skills Centre
ASC is part of Student Services and our role is to support and advise staff and students in the development of their academic skills.
We deliver programmes, workshops and sessions throughout the year and will be continuing to do this in a blended or online format for the coming semester. You will see some of our resources on this Day 6 page and can find more on this ASC page
We are fortunate to have not just one but two RLF Fellows working with us to support you in your writing. You will find more information about this service on the RLF page at the start of Semester,
If you don't find the answer you are looking for in our resources we are continuing to offer academic skills appointments by email or meeting online. You can find more information about our tutor online one-to-one service in the short video below, or go to our One-to-one support page for more details.
Advice from UoD IT on how to make best use of your devices.
If you have your connections and devices sorted as best you can it will take some of the stress off you when you are trying to work and study remotely.
How to use Sway
Some of the content in the 14 Day Countdown guide has been created using Microsoft Sway.
If you've never used Sway before, we've created this one which will guide you through the steps. Just follow the instructions. Use the icon with four arrows to open the Sway full screen.
Journaling is extremely beneficial; it's been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and it also provides a valuable space for self-reflection.
Yet, in the busyness of day-to-day life, most of us struggle to find the time to journal.
New to journaling?
Check out these tips for people who are terrible at keeping a journal if you need some inspiration!
ASC's Essay Bites series takes you through the steps of essay writing from beginning to end.
While you are in isolation could be a good time to develop your essay writing skills in preparation for your first assignments.
Working or studying online
Opens in Sway
We've created a University Wordsearch to introduce you to Dundee.
The word search includes words about your studies, about the University, and the city of Dundee. You can do the wordsearch online or print it off, and every time you refresh the page, the puzzle will update with new words!
Opens in Sway
Most schools will be using Collaborate as a virtual classroom to support blended learning activities in their programmes and modules.
Collaborate is delivered through the University's virtual learning environment (VLE), My Dundee, delivered by Blackboard.
You will be invited to any virtual sessions by your tutor.
Get started with Collaborate - see the interface of a Collaborate session and available features.