Get ready to meet the challenges of online learning head on. Boost your study skills to get the most out of your degree.
If it’s been a while since you picked up a textbook or you’re a bit unsure about how to study online, a short course in study skills will help get you ready for uni.
We offer a selection of introductory subjects to get you up to speed. Several of these subjects can be counted as an elective towards your degree. You may also be able to get government support to help with your fees—see Financial options for more information. You can also explore self-paced online short courses that you can pick up before you begin your degree, or study alongside it.
Here's our shortlist of courses that cover topics like the basics of online learning, essential academic skills, academic writing, and maths. Some are paid subjects offered through OUA by leading Australian universities, and others are free short courses.
Academic writing and communication
English for Academic Purposes, provided by UniStraSi, NUI Galway, The Open University and CTI with FutureLearn (free)
Preparing for University, provided by University of East Anglia through FutureLearn (free)
4 ways to become an active learnerTake an active approach to your study, and be on your way to great results.
The art of schedulingIt’s your best shot at maximizing results and minimizing stress.
Taking notes: the pen-to-paper advantageTaking notes is essential to learning and retaining information.
Science and technology skills
Study life skills
- Become a SuperLearner V2: Learn Speed Reading & Boost Memory, provided by Udemy (paid)
- Essential Study Skills: Strategies for Ultimate Success, provided by Udemy (paid)
- How to study effectively - boost your study skills, provided by Udemy (paid)
- Study Skills Mastery: Study Less But Smart with Top Result, provided by Udemy (paid)
- Supercharge Your Grades, provided by Udemy (paid)
- Learning Online: Learning and Collaborating, provided by University of Leeds through FutureLearn (free)
- Learning Online: Managing Your Identity, provided by University of Leeds through FutureLearn (free)
- Learning Online: Reflecting and Sharing, provided by University of Leeds through FutureLearn (free)
- Learning Online: Searching and Researching, provided by University of Leeds through FutureLearn (free)
Working with numbers
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During your enrolment, we’ll offer you the option to pay upfront in full, or defer your payment using a student loan. Remember to look into income tax deductions for course fees and study-related expenses.
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