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University preparation courses

Study online and develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed at undergraduate or postgraduate level study.
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ONLINE courses

Academic skills for university

Get ahead at university by developing your academic skills before you start your degree. These two-week online courses will give you the best chance for success at university by removing potential barriers to studying at a primarily English-speaking university.

Take all three academic skills online courses and save £150. Courses start in January 2021.

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1-to-1 career and university advice

Wondering what you need to do for a successful career in your desired industry? Or how to stand out from the crowd when applying to top universities in the UK or beyond?

Our 1-to-1 online counselling packages will help you find your success.

Recommended online courses

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Academic writing for university (Online)

22 February 2021
  • Learn new academic language skills
  • Strengthen academic vocabulary and fluency
  • Understand critical reasoning and writing
  • Analyse academic arguments and express opinions
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Research skills for university (Online)

25 January 2021 | 8 March 2021
  • Gain new academic language skills
  • Identify different approaches to research
  • Analyse literature and identify research gaps
  • Understand a range of research methods
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Critical thinking for university (Online)

8 February 2021 | 22 March 2021
  • Learn approaches to critical thinking and writing
  • Use evidence to build arguments and ideas
  • Present your views clearly and tactfully
  • Reflect on your assumptions, beliefs and values
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University counselling & career advice (Online)

Start any Monday
  • 1-to-1 advice from a highly-experienced counsellor
  • Fully customised programme to your specific goals
  • Flexible schedule to suit your local time
  • Be supported from your home, school or office
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IELTS exam preparation (Online)

Start any Monday
  • Learn online to improve your language and fluency
  • Understand IELTS exam content and structure
  • Interactive tools to practise exam techniques
  • Personal study plan to achieve your desired score