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Providing study skills advice to all students of all abilities

About Me

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Soo Plant
F300, Thompson Library, Stoke (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ONLY)
01782 294741


Welcome to all our new students. 

I am the Study Skills liaison for all students studying courses within the school of Computing and Digital Technologies, Sports and Exercise, and Health students based in Stoke.

Welcome back to all level 5's, 6's and beyond:  I hope to see you all again soon.

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What I do

Provide hints and tips on developing your academic and transferable skills, including:-

  • Academic writing and structure 
  • Critical thinking
  • Acting on feedback
  • Developing effective study strategies
  • Exam preparation
  • Managing your workload and your time
  • Improving your grades
  • Critical analysis

Firstly, please take a look at the resources available (see drop down menus below). Still unsure, use the online booking system to make an appointment.  This can be: on campus, by email, by phone or online using Skype.

I need help with...

My Assignment...


Academic Writing...

Studying Effectively...

Improving my Grades...


Not sure what you want? 

Try browsing the A-Z of Guides or searching all our Skills Guides:


Need help with research ...


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Try searching all our Subject Guides:


Get the most from your appointment

Information on what to expect from an individual academic skills appointment including hints and tips on what to do before, during and after the appointment.


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What's on from Academic Skills

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WELCOME ALL NEW STUDENTS!  Look at InfoZone for all the essential Library Information to get you started. 

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Welcome all students!  Find who your Academic Skills contact is on our Meet the Team page.


Confused by numbers? Unsure about maths techniques? Try our Maths Guide or make an appointment.

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See all the events and activities on offer from the Academic Skills Team this week.

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Our Get a  Better Grade workshops can help you develop the academic skills you need to achieve your full potential.

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We have members of the Academic Skills team designated to help students based at our London campus

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Commute to the University? Skills in your Pocket has great advice to help you study on the move or at home.

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Get off to the best possible start to your course by brushing up your academic skills with our Flying Start guide.