In addition to the Learning Skills sessions offered during Orientation Week and during study periods, the Learning Advisers and Student Mentors facilitate a number of short courses for students with particular needs. These short courses are described below and are held before and after O week in February and July.
In addition, if you feel your core skills in some subject areas need strengthening, there are a number of first year subjects that can be considered. Contact Student Centre for more information on how these subjects may fit into your degree.
Refresher Maths and Statistics Course
This is a short course for students who have not completed senior maths or who are returning to maths as adults. Refresher Maths is of particular use to students who will be studying statistics or calculations as part of their university course, such as Nursing, Psychology, Business, Education and Science. The 10 hour course is held over the weekend prior to Week 1 in February and July each year. Refreshers Maths and Statistics Course is free, but please register early as places are limited.
To register for this program please complete the Short Course Registration Form in the hard copy of your Cairns Orientation Program or download and print the application form . Return the completed Application Form to the Student Enquiries Centre, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns Q 4870, or hand deliver to Building A1. Enquiries to Trudy Quantrill (phone 4042 1567).
Unistart is a three-day program to help you with the transition to university life, and will provide additional tips and tricks that are not covered in O Week.
The aim of the program is to reduce anxiety levels and provide an insight into basic study skills, learning technologies, academic writing and time management as well as introduce aspects of university practice and support staff. The program is facilitated by experienced student mentors and includes input from Lecturers and Learning Advisers. Much of the time will be spent in faculty-specific groups where you will meet fellow students as well as lecturers from your course.
The Unistart program is free, but please register early as places are limited. Indigenous students are encouraged to participate in Unistart where they will get the opportunity to meet students from the Indigenous Mentor Program.
To register for this program please complete the Short Course Registration Form inserted in your Cairns Orientation Program or download and print the application form. Return the completed Application Form to the Student Enquiries Centre, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns Q 4870, or hand deliver to Building A1. Enquiries to Trudy Quantrill (phone 4042 1567).
Uniprep is a tertiary preparation course designed to assist people who are considering enrolling at JCU, but who feel they need to acquire additional skills and confidence beforehand.
The course is also ideal for those who would like to find out more about university studies before committing themselves. All prospective JCU students are invited to apply. However, Indigenous and non-Indigenous mature-age applicants whose educational history is, or has been, disadvantaged because of a low socio-economic background, English as a second language, geographic isolation or a disability will be given preference in the course. Uniprep is facilitated by Student Equity and runs for 2 weeks from 9.15am - 1.00pm daily. Uniprep is offered twice a year in June and November.
To register for Uniprep please complete the application form on the UniPrep web site. Enquiries to Student Equity Officer (Cairns) (phone 4042 1562 or 1800 300 064).