Academic Skills for Higher Education
This unit is designed to help you develop the skills required to be successful in your academic career and covers topics such as:
- Academic Skills: HE terminology, independent study, time management, note taking, reading techniques, academic writing, critical thinking and writing, referencing methods, exam techniques and oral presentations
- Research Skills: conducting a research project, research design and methodology, analysing and presenting research data
- Personal Development Planning: Reflection, skills profiling and action planning
- Basic Number Work: Basic arithmetic and mental calculations.
Foundation Data Analysis
This unit helps you to develop the critical thinking and data analysis skills you'll need on your linked degree.
It usually covers areas such as:
- descriptive statistics
- statistical inference
- critical thinking
- visual representation of data
People and Place
This unit explores current issues in human geography, human impacts on the environment and management of resources. It focuses on people's engagement with places, the factors and processes with impact on the places and how they change and develop over time. These may include changing demographic and cultural characteristics, economic change and social inequalities. Students will consider the challenges associated with the societal changes and population growth including impacts on the physical environment, waste and resource management, health and well-being.
This unit provides an overview of the Earth's biogeochemical cycles as well as a range of Earth surface systems and associated hazards. It examines the global climate systems including the oceans, earth structure, tectonics and rock types, the rock cycle, the water cycle, soils formation and weathering, rivers, coastal systems, glaciers and glaciation, deserts and desertification, meteorological, hydrological and geological hazards, maps and mapping.