Middlesex University Dubai offers a free Academic Enrichment Programme (AEP) to all students enrolled at the University. The Centre for Academic Success (CAS) team provide a variety of support services including custom-designed sessions on essay and report writing, finding research material, oral presentations, and referencing. For the majority of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, AEP sessions are offered as part of their programme modules and these will be advertised by the respective module tutors during classes. There are also a series of study skills workshops held throughout the year, the details of which are promoted by the University in advance of the event.
The CAS Department’s weekly drop-in sessions are for all students enrolled at the University. Support is offered on a one-to-one basis and no appointments are required. Students are welcome to drop by for as long as they need and will be offered support on any difficulties they may be experiencing in relation to academic study.
Drop-in sessions focus on developing study, self-help skills and coping strategies for students. Our specialised tutors work with the individual student to manage their needs and any areas of study they find difficult. Typical areas covered in these sessions are: structuring essays, time management, grammar, reading techniques, spelling, preparing for exams, revision, learning styles, research and note taking.
There is a strong emphasis on ‘self-help’ to ensure that the student becomes an independent learner. As students then progress through their studies, they feel able to apply the coping strategies and require less support as they become confident in their own abilities.
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In addition to the drop-in sessions, students have the option to book individual consultations or group appointments with members of the CAS team. For more information on the services offered by the CAS team, or to book an individual consultation, please contact the Head of CAS, Faiza Umar at firstname.lastname@example.org.