FutureLearn is the UK’s platform for online courses, with more than 50 partner universities and institutions such as the British Museum. Three free online programmes, aimed at helping sixth-formers bridge the gap between school and university, are launching this summer.The university-led “massive open online courses” (MOOCs) will be available on the FutureLearn website.
Sheffield University is providing two courses on applying for jobs and courses and succeeding at interviews.The first includes writing covering letters and personal statements.The second is on interviews, covering how to research organisations, what to wear and how to deal with commonly asked questions.
The third, from the University of East Anglia, includes advice from lecturers and undergraduates on the skills new students will need.This focuses on critical thinking, data analysis and how to sustain a supported argument as well as coping with the university environment.
Courses are free, open-access and can be completed at your own as they are super flexible and lend themselves towards a more relaxed style of learning!