Successful New Beginnings students can progress onto a variety of degrees at the University of East London. These include, among others, Accounting, Business, Art and Design, Education, Childhood Studies, Health Studies, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Humanities, Psychology, Sociology and Sport & Exercise.
The course usually lasts for 12 weeks with attendance required for 3 hours per week plus weekly independent study. You may also be eligible for a bursary which will exempt you from the course fees.
Apply now to start this April.
What you'll learn
- be an effective learner
- read analytically
- think critically
- research academic topics
- write academic essays
- use academic conventions to acknowledge sources of information
- work in a group
- give academic presentations.
Develop your academic reading, writing and thinking skills in preparation for undergraduate study.
Develop your confidence and independence and transform your employability and career options.
Fit your study in with your work and personal commitments and have access to UEL's extensive learning facilities and resources.
Starting in April 2017
Our next New Beginnings course starts on 18 April 2017. If you are interested in starting New Beginnings, find out how to apply.
Mabel found out about New Beginnings when she met a UEL adviser out shopping in Stratford. She thought the course sounded interesting and decided to give it a go even though she wasn’t sure if she was ready to go to university. Like many mature students she didn’t feel very confident and was worried about her IT skills but with hard work and the support she received from UEL staff she passed New Beginnings and went on to a degree in Education. By that point she had discovered how much she enjoyed studying and went on to do a postgraduate diploma, also at UEL, and is now working as a qualified careers adviser.
How does the course work
New Beginnings is a 12 week course with set subjects covered each week. You will also have an opportunity to engage with the university’s extensive learning and support facilities and staff. You will be expected to attend one 3 hour direct contact session per week with approximately 15 hours additional independent study. Contact sessions are held at one of the university’s main campuses.
Students on the New Beginnings course produce two pieces of written coursework and deliver an academic presentation. You will be fully supported throughout the process. You must submit and pass both pieces of coursework in order to progress to your undergraduate degree.
Successful completion of an entry test. Applicants are also expected to have a GCSE pass at grade C or above or other equivalent level 2 qualification in English language (or English language and maths) or be working towards this qualification to be completed successfully before starting the degree.
How you'll learn
Lectures, tutorials, group activities, presentations, workshops, guided reading and written work.
Assessment is by written assignments.