To give you the best possible start to your course, we encourage you to complete Study Smart, a free online course which we’ve created especially for all of our new undergraduate students.
Study Smart will help you prepare for study at the University of Reading, which is likely to be different to your previous studies at school, college or in your home country.
With contributions from current students and academic staff from all subjects here at Reading, Study Smart will give you essential insights into what will be expected of you as a student so you can start your studies with confidence.
Study Smart focuses on three main areas of university study:
- academic integrity
- communicating at university
- independent learning
The course will help you to understand how these concepts apply to you and your studies. It also contains vital information on how you’ll be studying, including advice on engaging in seminars, getting the most out of online course material and using our digital tools. You'll be able to connect with other new students through the course and share thoughts about this exciting new step in your life, as well as getting advice from current students.
We recommend you complete the course before the term begins to get the maximum benefit. It can be completed in a few short sessions and is designed so you can work through it at your own pace.
If you are a new first year undergraduate student you will receive an email with a link to the course in September, or you can join using the link below.
If you have any queries or issues accessing Study Smart, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.