Going to university for the first time?
Study Coping with University Life using Mindfulness and Sensory Strategies at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.
This module will introduce students experiencing anxiety and sensory issues to a range of mindfulness-based techniques and sensory processing strategies that will help them to cope with transition to higher education in a safe, supportive environment in a small group setting. They will also have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with a university environment and processes
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About this course
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Going to university for the first time can be a very challenging time for anyone who experience higher levels of stress and anxiety than other students. They may also have difficulties with sensory processing and can become overwhelmed by too much sensory information. The learning and teaching methods used by many universities can be demanding for them: self-directed learning and group discussions may be particularly daunting. They may also have difficulty coping with the social aspects of university life and managing the demands of being away from home. This module will introduce students to mindfulness-based techniques and sensory processing strategies that will help them to cope with transition to higher education in a safe, supportive environment in a small group setting. They will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the University environment and processes.
The aims of this module are:
To equip students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to transition successfully into higher education
To reduce perceived barriers into higher education
To use mindfulness-based stress reduction and sensory processing techniques to help reduce stress and social anxiety, develop resilience, and increase confidence
To raise aspirations, social participation and attainment through peer group interaction and support.
Face to face workshops and online delivery. Course can be adapted dependent on group needs.
These undergraduate short courses sit within the Certificate of Personal and Professional
Development (CPPD), which lets you study a variety of accredited modules (from 5 to 20
credits), regardless of your previous qualifications or experience.
CPPD modules are totally flexible study as many or as few as you want, with no time limit.Once you've accumulated 60 credits, you will be awarded an Undergraduate Certificate in Personal and Professional Development from the University. Of course, the modules can also be studied as standalone courses.
Linked programmesCPPD Certificate of Personal and Professional Development,
Face to face attendance sessions to be confirmed.
This course is open for direct application. There are no prior qualifications required, but we would suggest that applicants can provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE English Language grades A-C or equivalent)
English Language Requirements
International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent
- 1 September 2016
- 1 January 2017
Fees and funding
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- Northern Ireland & EU:
Module is priced for applicants from Northern Ireland and EU. If you are a GB or International applicant, please contact us for pricing.
Scholarships, awards and prizes
Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at http://addl.ulster.ac.uk/docs/FlexiblePathwaysApplication201516.docx
Please contact FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk for enquiries or to apply for this course.
You can also phone us on (+44) 2890 366680.