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Preparing for University


Online courses to help you prepare for university:


Preparing for University

Critical Thinking at University: An Introduction

Preparing to Learn Online at University

UCL Study Prep is free and open to all students in Year 13 regardless of where you go to school/college or which universities you have applied to study at. It is recommended that you take 4-5 hours to complete the course.

University of Birmingham Skills 4 Uni

From revision techniques to note-taking, finding information to referencing styles, Skills4Uni includes six interactive zones for you to work choose from. Zones include tips from current university students, quick quizzes and opportunities to reflect on your experiences.

University of Greenwich Independent Learners Toolkit

 Queen Mary are offering various things:

Unibuddy – opportunity to get advice from current undergraduates

Academic study skills (takes approx. 50 mins to complete) 

Transition to HE (short online course)


5 tips to improve your critical thinking is a short video to help you get started when making decisions and forming opinions.

Then take this free psychometric test which will assess your ability to make inferences and assumptions and to reason logically.

Highly recommended, just in terms of developing your critical thinking  - Harvard course on ethics