UCNL Bitesize Sessions

Students have found these bitesize sessions so valuable. Consequently, enabling them to experience learning and teaching strategies and helping to build confidence as they prepare for their studies.

The following Pre entry Bitesize sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet the team and fellow applicants. Additionally, you can find out more about the programme in preparation for studying with us in September.

“We look forward to meeting with you at one of our Bitesize Session.”

Details of how to book onto the sessions are detailed here.

Available Bitesize Sessions

Bitesize: FdSc Heath and Social Care

Our Health and Social Care team are inviting new students to two-day Bitesize course. Students will attend one  Session in August and a follow up session in September. The August session will explore aspects Social Policy,  Reflection in Health and Social Care and the Human Body Systems and will feature an online seminar with all the tutors. The September session will build on the initial session and will take the form of online discussions and the sharing of research.
These sessions will be of specific benefit for students who have not studied for a while and they aim to raise confidence and to increase motivation to study. This course will also help potential
students to understand what is studied on a Health and Social Care degree programme, and
experience what it is like to be a HE student.

Students should choose one of the following groups and should attend both days:

  • Group 1   Monday 3rd August & Monday 7th September
  • Group 2   Wednesday 5th August & Wednesday 9th September
  • Group 3   Thursday 6th August & Thursday 10th September
  • Time         9am-12pm

Your chosen group should correspond with your day you wish to attend once the programme commences.

Degree Start: Business and Management

This pre-entry course will introduce you to relevant subjects such as, Marketing, Finance, Management and the Business Environment. The course aims to develop your confidence and the skills needed to study on one of our Business and Management programmes. Successful completion of this pre-entry course will give access to one of the Business and Management programmes; these include BA (Hons), Foundation Degrees and Higher National Diplomas covering Human Resource Management, Leadership and Management and Business Studies.

This course lasts for 4 weeks on consecutive Thursdays

  • Dates  Thursday 3rd September 2020 – Thursday 24th September 2020
  • Time        5pm- 7pm

Bitesize Sessions: English and history

A three week online course that will introduce students to the study of English Literature and History. In the History session we will be using primary sources to look at how a nineteenth century epidemic affected the country and what measures were put in place to try to stop it. It is interesting to see the differences and similarities between the response in the 1800s and now.
The depiction of illness in nineteenth century novels will be considered in the English Literature session. Students will be asked to write a short essay about what has been discussed on the course.
The sessions will give you a chance to meet the tutors and your fellow students before you start the course in September.

Students should attend all three sessions and should choose from one of the following groups:

  • Group 1  Wednesdays 12th, 19th & 26th August 10am – 12pm
  • Group 2  Wednesdays 12th, 19th & 26th August 6pm – 8pm

Bitesize: Animal Welfare Science

Aims to provide students with some initial study skills essential for Higher Education, whilst also introducing them to some of the concepts studied on the programme.
Alongside this, students will have the opportunity to talk to current students and the programme team about studying for the FdSc Animal Welfare Science. Sessions will last 90 minutes and there will be opportunities for questions and answers.

This course lasts for 4 consecutive weeks and students should attend all sessions:

  • Session 1 Wednesday 5th August 1pm
  • Session 2 Thursday 6th August 1pm
  • Session 3 Wednesday 12th August 1pm
  • Session 4 Thursday 20th August 1pm

Bitesize: BA (Hons) Counselling

These bitesize sessions aim to familiarise and enable students to practice key skills that are required for study on this degree. This will be of specific benefit for students who have not studied for a while but also for students transitioning from A’ levels or Level 3 study. Engagement will raise confidence and increase motivation to study. It is a requirement for all students who have received offers to attend these bitesize sessions.

Students are required to attend both days and should choose from one of the following groups:

  • Group 1  Mondays 10th & 17th August 10am – 12pm
  • Group 2 Mondays 10th & 17th August 2pm – 4pm

Bitesize: FdSc Sport, Exercise & Coaching Science

A pre-entry course that aims to familiarise students with, and enable them to practice key skills, required for study on the foundation degree. This will be of specific benefit for students who have not studied for a while but also for students  transitioning from A ’levels or Level 3 study. The course aims to raise confidence and to increase motivation to study. It will also help students to understand what is studied on a sports science degree programme.

Students should choose one of the following groups and should attend both days:

  • Group 1  Monday 17th August & Tuesday 1st September 10am – 12pm
  • Group 2 Monday 17th August & Tuesday 1st September 2pm – 4pm

Bitesize: Social Science

This tailored pre-entry programme aims to introduce new students to higher education and more specifically, the remit of the Social Sciences. The programme will take place over a four-week period, offering individuals the opportunity to explore their analytical capabilities and to build the foundations of the academic tool-kit required for successful degree study. Each week will see students engaging with a different disciplinary perspective, drawing upon a very pertinent social and political issue – racism. A particular focus will surround the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
The sessions will require students to immerse themselves in critical thinking and discussion and to challenge their own understandings of this issue. In addition, students will be guided around the various online learning platforms utilised on the Social Science programme and equipped with essential study skills, including reflexivity, effective reading and motivation for writing. Students will also be offered two opportunities to engage with current and alumni Social Science students who will share with attendees their experiences of Social Science and provide informed advice for degree-level study.
There will be a level of practical application expected from attending students through the production of a short reflective piece at the conclusion of the programme. This is particularly beneficial for those students who have been absent from education for some time, or for those looking to enhance their skill-set in readiness for the academic year commencing.
The bitesize sessions will last for 4 weeks on consecutive Wednesdays throughout August.

Students should attend all four sessions, choosing from one of the following groups:

  • Group 1 Wednesday’s 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August 10am – 12noon
  • Group 2 Wednesday’s 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August 6pm – 8pm

To book a place on one of our Bitesize Sessions

Please email: admissions@ucnl.ac.uk

Please note: All Bitesize programmes will take place through Microsoft Teams. Please ensure you have downloaded Microsoft Teams in preparation for the start of the course. Once you have booked a place you
will receive an email inviting you to join the specific Team.