SEMESTER 1 SCHEDULE
 
Date Sessions
Friday September 7th NEW BEGINNINGS -FYE LAUNCH
Friday September 14th  What's Your VARK?
Saturday September 15th Team Building Exercise
Friday September 21th Note Taking: Styles & Strategies
Friday September 28th Time Management
Friday October 5th Critical Thinking
Saturday October 6th Recreational Activity
Friday October 12th Academic Integrity: Facts and Myths
Friday October 19th Presentation Skills
Friday October  26th Social & Professional Etiquette
Saturday October 27th Etiquette Dinner
Friday November 2nd  Reflections: What do I know? 
What else do I need to know
Friday November 9th Exam Preparation
Friday November 16th  Beating Stress
Sunday November 18th CULTURAL ACTIVITY
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NEW BEGINNINGS -FYE LAUNCH

Date: Friday September 7th

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the purpose FYE Programme
  • Name regional states
  • Identify unique characteristics of regional states
  • Identify campus resources that support learning and personal development 
  • Assess stage(s) of transition

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What's Your VARK?

Date: Friday September 14th 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify individual learning styles 
  • Apply study skills relevant to one’s learning style
  • Recognize a learning disability

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Team Building Exercise

Date: Saturday September 15th

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and analyze leadership characteristics of self and peers.
  • Assess personal leadership skills
  • Examine personal strengths and limitations
  • Participate in team building activities
  • Identify the benefits and challenges working in groups
  • Identify steps to problem-solving

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Note Taking: Styles & Strategies

Date: Friday September 21th

Learning Outcomes:

  • Make sense of listening critically
  • Describe different note taking formats
  • Develop a personal note taking format
  • Recognize the importance of asking questions and speaking up in class three benefits of group work
 

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Time Management

Date: Friday September 28th

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop strategies to reduce/eliminate time-wasters
  • Distinguish between time wasters and legitimate study-related tasks.
  • Prioritize tasks and use time management tools effectively

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Critical Thinking

Date: Friday October 5th

Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate information, ideas, and arguments to formulate personal meaning
  • Distinguish between critical and emotional arguments
  • Describe Abstract Thinking, Creative Thinking, Systematic Thinking and Precise Communication

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Recreational Activity

Date: Saturday/Sunday October 6/7th
 

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Academic Integrity: Facts and Myths
Date: Friday October 12th

Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess and clarify personal values
  • Assess personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Apply UWI policies regarding academic integrity:
    • Identify the faculty regulations information guide
    • State the conditions that lead to:
      • academic warning
      • regulations for registration/ examinations
  • grade point average

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Presentation Skills

Date: Friday October 26th

  • Communicate accurately, clearly, concisely and confidently to a variety of audiences in written, verbal and visual forms
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills and team-working ability

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Social & Professional Etiquette

Date: Saturday October 27th

Learning Outcomes:

  • Summarize professional attributes
  • Identify steps to develop these attributes
  • Describe professional and social etiquette
  • Compare and contrast social and professional dress
  • Compare and contrast social and professional communication

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Etiquette Dinner 

Date: Saturday October 27th

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify elements of place settings for formal dining
  • Use cutlery, glassware and utensils correctly during meals
  • Participate appropriate table conversation, especially with potential employers

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Reflections: What do I know? What else do I need to know?

Date: April 6th

Learning Outcomes:

  • Construct meaning from the experiences of semester 1
 

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Exam Preparation

Date: Friday November 9th

Learning Outcomes:

  • Review the steps for efficient and effective revision
  • Acquire and utilize techniques for writing exams competently
  • Examine role of physical and emotional wellness
  • Develop study groups

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Beating Stress

Date: Friday November 16th 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate stress management skills and competencies.
  • Describe positive and negative stress and their causes.
  • Appraise stress’ impact on health, work performance and interpersonal relationships
  • Develop a stress management plan

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CULTURAL ACTIVITY

Date: Sunday November 18th

Learning Outcomes:

  • Attend culturally diverse arts performances and events

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