'Get a Head Start' online course

Learning at university can be different to what you have experienced previously, with new skills to develop and new modes of study to experience. Even if you're progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study, things can be different.

Therefore, it is understandable that you may be keen to discover how you will adapt to studying at university this year. To help with this, we have created this module - an online collection of videos and written materials themed around topics such as fitting in, getting the most of your student experience, study skills and life in Liverpool.

Get a head start: course overview

  • The Liverpool Welcome: get a head start module is delivered using our new virtual learning environment, CANVAS, which will be an important learning tool over the course of your university experience.
  • It is entirely voluntary, with no assessed work involved.
  • You can access it when you want and how you want, with videos and other materials available in bite-sized chunks.
  • It’s structured around getting the most from your university experience.
  • New content will be released between now and the start of your course. However, it’ll stay online for you to access at your convenience.

How to get started

  • To take part, you need to ensure that you have registered for your University computing account by visiting liverpool.ac.uk/activate. You’ll need your student ID to do this.
  • Once you have activated your account, you’ll receive a username which you will use to access the majority of University’s IT services, including the student intranet, where you can access Canvas, and a University email address (see also our quick start guide to IT services).
  • After your account has been activated, you will be able to access all your assigned courses, including the 'Get a head start' course from https://liverpool.instructure.com/ or via the student intranet.
  • You can also access the module via the Canvas Student app, which can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play.

If you have any problems logging on, you can get help by raising a ticket from our Computing Services Service Desk. From there, should you have any difficulties using either Canvas or the Liverpool Welcome module, there’s a range of support available via the “Help” button (located at the bottom-left of the Canvas screen). 

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