Just finished school? Our First Year Model explained in 60 seconds - transcript

Just finished school? Our First Year Model explained in 60 seconds - transcript

Narrator:

You’ve been studying the same way for as long as you can remember.

And now, as you move into uni, you’re expected to just work it out.

You’re an adult now, after all.

We understand that the transition from high school to uni can be a challenge.

So, we've developed a new way to learn with our Australia-first, First Year Model.

Traditionally, you juggle the demands and deadlines of four units at the same time.

Instead, our First Year Model uses a single-focused approach.

Your first year will be broken into two semesters.

Each semester will be broken into four blocks which run for four weeks.

You’ll focus on one unit in each block, completing all your assessments before moving onto the next.

So, instead of this (screen shows a graphic of 4 units being taught at once across each semester), your first year will look like this (screen shows a graphic of 1 unit at a time in 4 blocks across each semester).

The First Year Model offers you smaller class sizes, one teacher per unit and interesting ways to learn like practical placements and getting out of the classroom and into the community.

So when you study at VU, you know you’ll get the support and extra challenges you need to succeed.