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 skills and learn about topics that will inform your education for years to come? 


Find out why so many students are loving GENY!

Check out the timetable 
For more details download a course outline below.

Course Course Outline / Themes When
GENY0002 Science Fiction Term 2
GENY0003 Alice in Wonderland Term 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 for communicating your ideas 

How long does it take?

The program runs from Week 1-10. You will need to complete approximately 7 hours of study each week.

Each week there will be a one-hour lecture followed by a two-hour academic 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

GENY0002 and GENY0003 are both Academic Skills Plus courses 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.

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.”

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

"It is an eye and mind opener to the world of academia. It provides students the foundation to study and present properly."  


For further enquiries please email Dr Dominic Fitzsimmons or Dr James Bedford.


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