GEDU 1001 Introduction to University Life (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

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Description This subject introduces students to university culture and life, and explores a range of skills, attributes and behaviours that will gear students for success in their first year of tertiary study. A range of topics will be covered to facilitate increased confidence in students as they embark upon their university journey, as well as enhance students’ capacities to engaging critically and actively in their chosen field of study. This subject will equip students with a range of academic study skills, research techniques and multi-literacies, and support students to develop their own individualised learning model, personal learning objectives and academic capacities. Academic integrity is further positioned as a critical component of university life and this subject will prepare students to engage effectively in their future professional fields and as active citizens.

School Western Sydney The College

Discipline Learning Skills Programs

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in an existing Diploma program at WSTC

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this subject, students will be able to: 

  1. Reflect on your capabilities and personal learning objectives in relation to your field of interest.  
  2. Explain what it means to think critically and act with integrity at university & professional/ broader world view context.  
  3. Apply appropriate multiple literacies, to understand academic and professional communication common in your chosen field.  
  4. Demonstrate competency in a form of communication in your chosen field.  
  5. Work effectively in a small group learning environment.

Subject Content

  • An overview of university life
  • Understanding your strengths and identifying development areas to succeed at university
  • What are the skills and behaviours that enhance success at university and in professional settings?
  • Developing your individual learning model and objectives
  • Critical thinking, reflection and analysis in today’s world
  • Being an effective researcher: locating, interpreting, referencing and synthesising information 
  • Effective communication across a range of literacies in your field of interest
  • Efficient and effective teamwork
  • Digital reputation, communication skills and competencies 
  • Integrity, ethics and citizenship for professional and academic life  

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Participation 2 x 30 minutes 10 N Individual
Portfolio 300 words 20 N Individual
Portfolio 1000 words 40 N Individual
Interview 10 minutes 30 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed texts for this subject. 

Teaching Periods

Autumn Block 1 (2024)

Bankstown City

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Nirimba Education Precinct

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Spring Block 1 (2024)

Bankstown City

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Nirimba Education Precinct

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