College Connect Transition Programme

The cornerstone of College Connect is the Transition Programme delivered by our College Connect Team. The programme is designed to introduce students to knowledge and skills that underpin effective transitions from college to GCU. We achieve this by offering students from college transitional support delivered at key stages.

About the Transition Programme

The GCU College Connect Transition Programme is an online subject group specific programme that is designed to ease the transition between college and degree level study. The programme is your introduction to the university's inclusive learning community. Students who completed the programme last year told us they feel better prepared for undertaking advanced level study!

The programme is offered to all college entrants and will be delivered online from Friday 30th July until Thursday 16th September 2021.

To complete the programme students will:

Complete six short online modules released over seven weeks. The module themes are as follows:

Part 1. Expectations, Concerns and Support at GCU

Part 2. Effective Time Management

Part 3. An Introduction to Critical Thinking at GCU

Part 4. An Introduction to Reading for Academic Purposes at GCU

Part 5. An Introduction to Writing for Academic Purposes at GCU

Part 6. An Introduction to GCU Harvard British Referencing Standard

. In addition, students will be expected to choose:

  • A one-hour webinar session based on each theme. Webinars provide you with the opportunity to engage directly with GCU staff whilst also consolidating learning from our module series
  • Attend a lecture delivered by our College Connect Tutors. Each lecture is based on your subject group and this year, we have some exciting topics being taught! Our tutors teach within GCU Programmes, this is your opportunity to experience a lecture and meet some of your teaching staff. Students only need to attend one lecture on any given topic. As with our webinars, lectures are repeated to provide you with the flexibility to attend when you can.

Key Information

All students entering from college are expected to register and attend the Transition Programme Modules. To notify us of your completion, you will be asked to complete a module evaluation following each session. You can find the evaluation form at the bottom of each module in the conclusion section. Module evaluations should be submitted no later than Thursday 16th September 2021.

If you have any questions regarding the programme, please contact the College Connect Team via email at: collegeconnect@gcu.ac.uk 

If you have a disability or feel that you require support in order to participate in the programme please contact James Moohan via email at james.moohan@gcu.ac.uk