Transition Skills for University has been created by the Learning Development Service with input from colleagues in the Student Wellbeing Service, Disability Services, the Library, University Schools, and students.
Transition Skills for University consists of six interactive units designed to facilitate your students' transition to higher education and help them navigate their university journey. These units are specifically designed to be embedded into your taught modules, serving as valuable teaching tools to enhance the learning experience within the classroom or for independent study.
In the units below, there are video and podcast interviews with current staff and students of Queen’s, instructional videos, and downloadable resources. In each unit, students will be asked to pause and reflect on their current learning habits and consider how they can become more independent, healthy learners.
The six units are as follows:
- Becoming a Student at Queen's
- Developing your Study Skills
- Using the Library
- Writing at Queen’s
- Assessment and Feedback
Transition Skills for University is a flexible teaching tool. Module coordinators are therefore encouraged to integrate Transition Skills for University content into School modules to support the overall learning experience of their students.
Bringing Transition Skills for University into Your Module
If you would like to integrate any of the Transition Skills for University content into School modules, please watch the video to see step-by-step instructions.
Step 1 : Go to your QOL homepage and click on the Canvas icon.
Step 2 : Then click on Commons. Search “QUB/transition”.
Step 3 : Click on any units you want to import or preview (by clicking on “details”, you can read a brief summary of the unit).
Step 4 : Click “Import” and select your preferred School module(s) for transferring each unit.
Step 5 : The imported units will then appear within your module.