The University of Newcastle, Australia

Skills for Success

Monday, 21 March 2016

A new program offering from AIM HIGH is being held on campus next month.

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Skills for Success, a one-day on campus visit, has been developed for Year 7 and Year 9 students to enhance their existing academic literacy skills and empower them to become independent learners. Students will also experience a university campus first-hand and talk to current university students about their journeys.

Year 7 students will be exposed to a range of different learning styles to help them understand how they learn best and to recognise that some subjects require them to learn in different ways.

Year 9 students will get to experience life as a university student as they work through a number of skill building activities including note taking, mind mapping and report writing through lecture, tutorial and computer lab activities based around the Geography curriculum.

AIM HIGH program coordinator Kirrily Stokes said that Skills for Success came about from a review of high school offerings.

“Year 7 and Year 9 are key years of development and through the activities provided on the day, students are able to improve attainment throughout the rest of high school to improve post-school outcomes,” she said.

Skills for Success will be held over 12 days throughout the year.

Students from Kurri Kurri High School, Irrawang High School and Chatham High School will be the first to experience the new program next month.

You can view the AIM HIGH video for more information on the program.

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