Accelerated Academic Essentials program

Designed to enhance the academic skills of domestic undergraduate students, this six week program will transition you comfortably from the learning styles and habits developed in your previous study environment to support your study at university.

Learn how to successfully navigate your first semester at Federation University while developing skills in academic writing, referencing, academic reading, assignment preparation, research skills, assignment submission and avoiding plagiarism.

You will learn tips and tricks about university study that will ultimately save you time.

2020 delivery

The Accelerated Academic Essentials (AAE) program will run weekly at the Gippsland Campus in Semester One 2020, and at the Berwick Campus in Semester Two 2020.

Semester One 2020, program schedule:

  • Week One: Understanding assessments
  • Week Two: Research and reading
  • Week Three: Referencing A
  • Week Four: Writing A
  • Week Five: Writing B
  • Week Six: Referencing B

Semester One 2020 attendance:

An email will be sent to those students recommended to attend this program, and they will be added to the AAE Moodle shell.

The current weekly timetable is below; try to attend a class targeted at your area of study to connect with your classmates and start building the academic support networks that are critical to your success.

All Semester One classes at the Gippsland Campus will be held in 1E154 (Gippsland Campus Library Training Room).

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
11.30 BusinessEngineering Education
12.30     
1.30Arts/PsychologyNursing/OT/HealthNursing/OT/HealthNursing/OT/Health 
2.30BusinessScienceBusinessScience/EngineeringScience
3.30ScienceArts/PsychologyArts/Psychology Education
4.30   Nursing/OT/Health 

What do past students say?

“I had learned a lot from all these topics. When I started uni I knew nothing about referencing or academic writing. Now happy to say I have the knowledge and skills to complete my assessment. THANK-YOU.”

“Everything was covered and I am forever be very thankful with all the help I received from [my lecturer]. Going over things again during the semester makes me remember what I had learned before and makes it easier to understand.”

“Really did help as a first semester student. It helped me reinforce what I had learned from FedReady.”