Summer University Advantage offers newly admitted U of M students the opportunity to begin their studies in Summer Session, and to participate in a range of special activities to help make a successful transition to the U of M. In 2013, Summer University Advantage will feature the very popular course - Introduction to University.
Introduction to University is a great introduction to study and life at the University of Manitoba. It counts for 3 credits towards your degree and meets the Written English requirement that is compulsory for UM students. Smaller class sizes in Summer Session (maximum enrolment of 30 students) makes getting to know the professor and other students much easier – and gives you the individual attention that you need at the start of your university career. Summer University Advantage allows students to form a sense of community with other students during the more relaxed campus environment in summer. As well, students have the opportunity to engage in discussion with faculty members, receive individualized attention from support staff and advisors, and participate in academic skill-building workshops.
The experience will start with an orientation session. The orientation will introduce students to the U of M, including the library, classroom and research facilities, academic support services, and campus computing facilities. Also, students will participate in skill-building workshops designed to improve their skills in essay writing, note taking, examination preparation, critical thinking, and time management. Throughout the Summer Session, students will have the opportunity to meet select faculty members to acquaint them with various areas of study and research at the U of M.
ARTS 1110 A02 - Introduction to University is scheduled for July 2 - August 2, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday & Friday, except the first week when the class will meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Students who have been admitted to the University by June 30 are eligible to participate in Summer University Advantage.
Apply to Summer University Advantage - download and complete the Summer University Advantage application form (deadline June 24, 2013). Please return to: Student Registration and Records, Extended Education, Rm 166, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 or you may register by Fax (204-474-7660), in-person or send as an attachment to Cheryl.Hadaller@ad.umanitoba.ca.
"The benefit of participating in the Summer University Advantage (SUA) is students earn university credit while simultaneously participating in a more intimate class size that includes a number of supports to help students acclimatize to the learning environment of the University. Introduction to University (ARTS 1110), the core of SUA, is a ‘W’ course (i.e., a writing course). The academic requirements for the course are similar to those of any other first year writing course and students can expect a challenging workload over the five weeks. ”