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Flying Start


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Flying Start

Flying Start has been designed to help you understand what studying at University really means. It also has a pre-arrival activity that is related to your induction week which you will need to complete.

As you will discover, university is quite different from school or college, but with help from your lecturers and tutors you will quickly adapt and learn how to study effectively and independently in your new environment.

Take your time over the next few weeks to work through the four sections of Flying Start. Each one introduces new information about your course, support and the University. It also gives you the opportunity to ask questions throughout which will be answered by University staff.

Get off to a Flying Start at University

Enrol onto Flying Start through MyApplication

My Course

In My Course you will be looking at:

  • Your course Academic Staff
  • The course design and content
  • A students view of the course
  • Terminology
  • Your Pre-arrival Activity

My University

In My University you will be looking at:

  • University History and background
  • Campuses and Facilities
  • Systems you will use
  • Investing of your Fees
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • University Myths

My Support

In My Support you will be looking at:

  • Support Teams
  • What Support is offered
  • Support contact details
  • Undertake Skills questionnaires
  • Sunderland Student's Union

My Next Steps

In My Next Steps you will be looking at:

  • Any things you may need to do before arriving
  • Resources you may have missed
  • Enrolment, Welcome and Induction Weeks
  • University recommended Apps