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Free online courses for students going to university


Attending an open day is an ideal way to inform your opinion on a university and what it can offer you.  But if you're unable to attend an open day, our free online courses are designed to help you transition into higher education more smoothly. 

Not sure which university course to choose?

Our online ‘Going to University’ collection enables prospective undergraduate students to sample subject-specific University courses. Here lies the opportunity for students from all academic backgrounds to discover which subjects are most suited to their interests.  

Delivered via FutureLearn, these taster courses available cover an array of specialist fields. These include STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths), health sciences, business studies, and humanities (including art, cultures, and design). 

If you are not yet decided on what to study at university, explore our ‘Going to University’ taster collection and choose a course that interests you!  

Want to feel more confident going to university?

Already know where and what you want to study? Our online courses can help you to prepare for success! 

Going to University can be an adjustment - socially and academically. Our ‘Skills to succeed at University’ online course can prepare you for this change. This short course has been designed with you in mind and is led by expert educators at the University of Leeds, with advice from current students on the transition to higher education.  

The course covers two main topics:

Fundamentals of University: Time-management, note-making, guidance on accessing support

Becoming a Successful Undergraduate: Critical thinking, academic writing

 Sign up for 'Skills to Succeed at University' here.