University Academic Success

About

Improve your academic skills and be better prepared for your university study. 

Our suite of University Academic Success workshops will make you feel more confident about how to overcome the challenges of first year by focusing on the knowledge and skills that you need to succeed.

Highly qualified academic instructors and an interactive methodology ensure that you can immediately apply the valuable lessons you learn in our suite of workshops.

Where is this course taught?

Delivery

Our team of highly qualified and experienced teachers are dedicated to supporting you throughout your learning journey and helping you to achieve the results you desire through guidance and feedback which is specific to you and your goals. 

Our workshops can be delivered in three options:

Part-time

  • study in a class size of maximum 18 students
  • we believe in keeping our classes small to maximise teacher-student interaction 
  • only available at our Napier Road Centre.

One-to-one

  • high quality, extremely flexible and fully customised
  • exclusive one-to-one tuition, where you get to interact with your teacher more at your own pace and time
  • available at any of our five centres, at your home or place of work in Singapore.

Private group

  • high quality, extremely flexible and fully customised
  • private closed group tuition available for any number of students
  • available at any of our five centres, at your home or place of work in Singapore.

Calendar and pricing

These workshops are available part-time at our Napier Road Centre

  • A 'Certificate of Participation' is provided for students with 80% minimum attendance.

2017 schedules

University Academic Success

Discounts and promotions

  • If you are an existing student (within the last 12 months), register for 40 hours or more of Part-time English courses and get a S$100 discount.
  • Free myClub language workshops, and events for all British Council adult learners.

Public holidays and closure

Public holidays and closure in 2017

Date Holiday
1 January New Year's Day*
2 January In lieu of New Year's Day* (Sunday, 1 January 2017)
28 January Chinese New Year
29 January Chinese New Year*
30 January In lieu of Chinese New Year* (Sunday, 29 January 2017)
14 April Good Friday
1 May Labour Day
10 May Vesak Day
25 June* Hari Raya Puasa*
26 June In lieu of Hari Raya Puasa* (Sunday, 25 June 2017)
9 August National Day
1 September Hari Raya Haji
18 October Deepavali
18 to 24 December Scheduled Centre Closure
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day

* As New Year's Day, the second day of the Chinese New Year and Hari Raya Puasa fall on Sunday, the following Mondays (i.e. 2 January, 30 January and 26 June 2017) will be public holidays.

Learning outcomes

University Academic Success

BY THE END OF THESE WORKSHOPS

These workshops focus on improving your awareness of academic conventions and honing your academic skills in the following areas:

  • How to identify main and supporting information in longer texts
  • Reading critically
  • Participating in tutorials
  • Researching skills and evaluating sources
  • Listening to lectures and note-taking skills
  • Evaluating sources
  • Synthesizing information
  • Organising your ideas
  • Delivering presentations
  • Writing in academic register
  • Recognising what is and isn’t plagiarism
  • Citing and referencing (MLA, APA and Chicago standard)
  • Communicating appropriately with your professors and lecturers
  • Managing your time