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Pre-arrival module: Introduction to Essential Skills for Academic Success


Introduction to Essential Skills for Academic SuccessLooking to give yourself a head start with your studies? Our new online orientation is designed to help you to get the best from Sheffield Hallam University and the opportunities beyond.

Introduction to Essential Skills for Academic Success is a short course in 4 sections which should take about 60 minutes to complete, and will guide you to evaluate your study skills and build a development plan.

Most students who gave feedback in September 2020 evaluated the course as effective, with comments about how the course had improved participants' awareness of academic development opportunities, their ability to plan their own development in a more strategic way, and their confidence for developing their skills.

The module is hosted in a virtual learning environment called CourseSites. You are advised to use Chrome or Firefox as other browsers are not compatible with this. As demonstrated in the video below, you will need to complete a simple registration, giving your email address and choosing a username and password.

Sign up now 

Once you have made your plan we look forward to seeing you in the Skills Centre – ready to help you on your journey to academic success!

You can re-visit the course as many times as you want to review the materials via the button below:

Return to the course 


Here's a demonstration of the sign up process:

If you have any issues accessing the module, please email us at: