Learner Support Unit
- Category: Welfare
- Published on Tuesday, 12 August 2008 11:45
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 10.00am - 12pm & 2pm – 4pm
Located: TBC September 2010
Introduction and background
The Learner Support Unit provides academic support for students taking a degree at MIC. The centre aims to improve the quality of learning by supporting students in the transition to third level study. Among its staff are an Academic Support Counsellor and Academic Support Tutors.
Students are welcome to drop in to the centre for advice on any aspect of learning. The LSU has put together a study skills handbook to provide useful and practical advice on learning at third level. This is also available online, along with other supports, on the LSU website: www.mic.ul.ie/lsu.
Here is a summary of its other services available to students:
One-to-One Tutoring on Learning: students are welcome to call to the LSU for one-to-one advice on aspects of learning at third level. LSU tutors are available to assist students in areas such as essay planning, study skills, exam techniques.
Pre-exam planning: the LSU offers help in planning individual study programmes especially in the lead up to exams. This will help you make the most of your time and it will be useful for future exam study planning.
Advice on essay writing: independent and confidential advice is given on how to improve the structure and writing style of student essays.
Website: the LSU website www.mic.ul.ie/lsu/index.htm offers advice on learning. It will also show you how to do referencing in your essays and provide online access to LSU tutors via an email connection from the site.
Foundation Studies: the LSU runs an Academic Writing module as part of the first year Foundation modules.
• LSU Study Skills Handbook: Facing New Challenges (available here)
• Website: www.mic.ul.ie/adminservices/lsu
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