Summer tips

What can I expect if I study in Summer Session?

Summer Session is a great way to fast track your degree and get ahead or catch up on units you may have missed or failed.

Summer Session is a shorter, more intensive teaching session than Autumn or Spring, but you are still expected to study the same amount of content and complete all assessment tasks.

Some students find the pace of Summer Session to be more demanding than they expected, so when you're deciding which units to study in Summer, make sure you think carefully about the work involved so you can be fully prepared.

Tips and tricks

  • Read your Learning Guide carefully before you commence study.  This will provide information on your reading list, assessment tasks and due dates
  • Make sure you're prepared for each of your classes. There may be work to complete before your first lesson - check your Unit Outlines in advance so you know what is expected
  • In Summer A, you will probably need to dedicate around 22 hours a week for each unit (studying, working on assessments and attending class as required) regardless of whether the unit is taught online, face-to-face or in blended mode
  • In Summer B, you will probably need to dedicate around 30 hours a week for each unit (studying, working on assessments and attending class as required) regardless of whether the unit is taught online, face-to-face or in blended mode
  • It's important to be organised.  Schedule your academic tasks for your unit(s) over the Summer session, including reading, studying, assignments and/or group tasks
  • Check vUWS and your student email every day for communications from the coordinator/teaching staff
  • If you are studying online units you are encouraged to make use of discussion boards/online consultations to create a learning community. This will give you the opportunity to discuss material with other students. If you find you are falling behind please ensure that you contact your lecturer before census date
  • Census date for Summer A and Summer B is Wednesday 16 January 2019. If you find that the Summer Session is not for you, please make sure you withdraw before the census date.