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Interested in learning about how to navigate through your university career and set yourself up to succeed? Take our free FAStrack course this summer!

FAStrack: Skills for Navigating University and Beyond explores topics that are essential for success at university and after graduation, including tactics for how to approach your university courses, writing strategies, critical thinking, logical reasoning skills, working in teams, and intercultural competency. Through this three-week mini course (non-credit), you will have opportunities to interact with other incoming students and to gain knowledge and skills to help you succeed at Queen’s and beyond.

You can expect to spend roughly 5 hours on the course each week. Each week will consist of the following elements: 

  1. Individual Study – Online, asynchronous modules that will teach you about different concepts, test your understanding, and ask you to do brief assignments to apply your knowledge.
  2. Individual Writing Activity – Short exercises to increase your comfort expressing ideas in writing.
  3. Group Sessions – Online, interactive workshops where you will have the chance to work with your peers and the teaching team to further your understanding of the concepts.

This course will be taught by Faculty of Arts and Science Associate Dean (Academic) Jill Atkinson and recent Life Science graduate, Matthew Mellon.

You may choose between two offerings of this course over the summer.

FAStrack I: July 12th - 30th  

FAStrack II: August 3rd - 20th 


You can register for FAStrack at You will be required to select which session (July or August) and which live session you would like to register for. Ensure you enrol quickly to receive the group session of your choosing! The live session times listed below apply to both the July and August sessions.

  • Wednesdays: 9:00am – 10:30am EST
  • Wednesdays: 2:00pm – 3:30pm EST
  • Wednesdays: 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST

Please email if you have any further questions.

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