Academic Skills Plus

Are you an undergraduate student looking for a general education course that is both fun and informative?

Do you want to improve your academic and communication skills and learn about topics that will inform your education for years to come? 

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Then this is the General Education course for you. 

Enrol now for Term 3 2021!

Check out the timetable  

For more details download a course outline below.

CourseCourse Outline / ThemesWhen
GENY0003Alice in WonderlandTerm 3


What is Academic Skills Plus about?

Classes develop skills and strategies to maximise your academic, professional and personal success with:

• Essay structure to present clear, well-organised arguments

• Academic writing styles to engage with and reference the ideas of others

• Critical thinking and expressing ideas in an appropriately formal manner

• Presentation skills to develop public speaking skills for tutorials/seminars and conference presentations using video recording

How long does it take?

GENY0003 is an online 10 week course. You will need to complete approximately 7 hours of online study each week.

Each week there will be a 1-hour lecture followed by a two-hour skills workshop. Weekly readings are provided and independent research expected.

Who can apply?

The courses are targeted to suit local and international undergraduate students. There are no prerequisites.

Registration process

GENY0003 is an Academic Skills Plus course found in the handbook, offered as part of the General Education Program at UNSW.

Register at

If you require assistance with the registration process, please contact the Nucleus on (02) 9385 8500 or by submitting an online enquiry form.

If you have already enrolled for Term 3 you will be selecting your class times. Follow the class registration instructions.

What students say about GENY

"Thanks again for the course. I found it a huge help. Prior to this course I didn’t have a clue how to structure an academic essay. I now feel far more confident about it.” Gavin J. 

"GENY lectures were my favourite ones of all my courses. Never boring.” Lisa W. 


For further enquiries please email Dr Dominic Fitzsimmons.


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