F.Y.E. is a student centred initiative aimed at improving and enhancing the skills needed to facilitate the academic, personal, career and social development and success of the First Year Student. The course is intended to serve as a bridge to help students’ engagement in and seamless transition to The Cave Hill Campus and to facilitate their active involvement in the wider community.
F.Y.E. is intended to facilitate the academic success of first year students through discussion and activity based learning in areas of academic skills, resources’ management, networking, social and personal skills and career exploration. It is a preparatory course intended to:
- Raise students’ awareness of the goals of higher education
- Help students develop a sense of responsibility for their own success and the future of their communities and the wider region
- Help them become effective students
- Develop life skills
- Academic Excellence: The Value of the Academy and Academic Integrity; UWI Cave Hill – Demands and Expectations; Understanding How You Learn; Information Literacy; The University Essay: Construction of a Good Essay; Academic Resource Management; Time Management; Working in Teams; Listening and Note Taking Skills; Examination Preparation and Wellness and Note Taking Skills.
- Personal/Interpersonal Competence: Relationships; Self Management; Stress Management; Beyond Table Manners: Professional and Social Etiquette; Etiquette Dinner; Dress for Success Workshop; Positive Connections: Clubs and Societies; Money Management and Clubs and Societies.
- Diversity and Inclusion: Bridgetown Cultural Tour; Reflecting On Our Similarities: Diversity and Tolerance; National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Gala.
- Personal and Civic Responsibility: Leadership with Service; Making a Difference: Faces and Places; Leadership Project – Groups; Movie – Across the Border – Values’ Clarification, Movie – The Wizard of OZ
- Career Development: Career Connections: Who am I and What are My Interests?; Positive Connections: Career Networking, Linking your Major to a Career & Career Decision Making; Introduction to Mentorship
- Develop a comprehensive knowledge of the demands of university education and campus life.
- Understand how to interact with peers and to deal with organizational and personal issues.
- Develop a range of academic and social skills for success.
- Successfully adjust to the academic and social demands of the university.
- Know and understand how to access the resources and services available on campus.
- Develop a sense of civic responsibility and civic mindedness.
FYE REGISTRATION FORM