Part of the Carrington’ package’ is to encourage intellectual and personal independence as you adjust to tertiary study.
We do this by pitching academic support in such a way to provide accurate information, a range of choices and resources to assist learning in a competitive tertiary University environment….including
- We have our Deputy Warden and an Academic House Tutor as dedicated support people for all academic matters.
- Assisting with the transition to University and “readiness”.
- Running a robust ‘in-house’ learning support programme for many 100 level papers to ‘add value’ to understanding and confidence levels.
- Fostering informal mentoring between residents
- Facilitating one-on-one academic assistance if requested
- Having spacious well-equipped study rooms and a dedicated study centre on site.
- Offering information sessions on academic courses and work management.
- Supporting ‘impaired students’ to manage academic requirements during semesters or over exam periods.
- Tapping into University support services
- Providing scholarships to recognize academic achievements
- A House Tutor Team with subject expertise, providing first-hand knowledge about managing university study.
The other side of the equation…residents need a good measure of self-discipline, hard graft, and organizational skills. They should be ready to find out about the various help services available and work out what best suits their style.