Learning at University

Learning at University: 3 week skills course


Students learning together.

University is a complex environment. Learning takes place gradually and requires patience, motivation and an awareness of how to learn effectively. This new and unique Learning at University 3 week course teaches students how the brain learns and helps them build meta-cognitive skills - an awareness of how they think. It also covers key strategies for learning such as note taking, effective reading and memory skills.

This course is particularly targeted at students who wish to improve on their Semester One results.

Attendance at all 3 sessions is recommended but students are also welcome to attend any individual session if they wish.


Week 1Plan & motivate your learning
Week 2Develop active learning strategies
Week 3Maximise your memory and reflect for success

Programme Dates

Learning at University is a 3 week course. It runs in Semester Two of each academic year. The next upcoming groups will be detailed below. Registration is not necessary - just turn up on the day!

DCU Glasnevin Campus

Week 1: Monday 17th February 2020, 1-2 pm, K208 (in the U student building)

Week 2: Monday 24th February 2020, 1-2 pm, K208 (in the U student building)

Week 3: Monday 2nd March 2020, 1-2 pm, K208 (in the U student building)


DCU St Patrick's Campus

Week 1: Tuesday 18th February 2020, 1-2 pm, E305

Week 2: Tuesday 25th February 2020, 1-2 pm, E305

Week 3: Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 1-2 pm, E305