Academic Skills Training

Academic skills are a unique set of tools that you need to be adept at in order to complete any higher education course.

Improve yours with Dr Kerrie Handasyde in this unique series!

August 3, 18, September 1, 15, and October 13


There are a series of skills that are crucial to your success as a student, which aren’t taught outside of the academic world.

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for students to begin a course, even when they’ve done prior study, and find that the expectations and requirements have changed or altered, even between universities.

In order to ensure Pilgrim students are prepared for their studies, Dr. Kerrie Handasyde is running a series on academic skills. These classes will be helpful for all students, whether it’s entirely new information or simply a refresher, understanding the best practice and standards at Pilgrim Theological College is a fantastic way to ensure that you’re getting the most you can out of your education (and the best grades!).

Best of all, these sessions are scheduled so that you can complete them either after work/study or during a lunch break!

Week 2: Intro to study at Pilgrim. Tuesday 3 August, 7.30 – 8.15 pm, online.

Week 4: Writing essays with style and clarity. Tuesday 17 August, 1 – 1.45 pm, online and face-to-face.

Week 6: Critiquing resources and taking notes. Wednesday 1 September, 1.30 – 2 pm, online.

Week 8: Plagiarism vs. quotation. Wednesday 15 September, 1.30 – 2 pm, online.

Week 10: Less description, more analysis. Wednesday 13 October, 1.30 – 2pm, online.



Zoom links to the session will be available on the ARK page for academic skills.

For further information, contact Dr Kerrie on 9340 8800, or email