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Your Academic Skills Contact

Your designated contact is Soo Plant who you should contact for initial advice.  She may also direct you to other specialists within the Academic Skills team.

 Contact Soo

You can contact Soo by email, or make an appointment for a telephone discussion or online using Microsoft Teams. 


 

   s.plant@staffs.ac.uk
    01782 294741
  


I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ONLY. On days when I am not available please use the email link below to contact the Academic Skills Team.

 

Support Guides and Resources

In order to help you find the most relevant Library resources for your subject area, your Subject Librarians have created guides that explain how to use these effectively:

We also have a range of  Academic Skills guides and factsheets.  Select the topic you need help with from the lists below:

My Assignment...

Referencing...

Academic Writing...

Studying Effectively...

Improving my Grades...

How we support you

The Academic Skills team can help you develop techniques to learn effectively, produce your assignments and improve your work to reach your full potential. Our team is comprised of subject librarians, study skills tutors and digital capabilities experts.

Subject Librarians can help you with:

  • Finding and using library resources
  • Research Skills
  • Understanding citing and referencing/Using reference management tools
  • Copyright

Study Skills Tutors can help you with:

  • Assignment structure and Academic Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Reading
  • Planning your work and Time Management

Please note that the team cannot proofread work for you, but we can help you learn how to do this effectively yourself.

Digital Capabilities experts can help you with:

  • Using Microsoft Office effectively e.g. Creating long documents in Word
  • Using PowerPoint for presentations or academic posters
  • Using Qualtrics survey software
  • Using LinkedIn Learning online video training

Research Support

Search our resources
 

eResources: Complete A-Z list              eJournals by title              Library Catalogue

Research Resources

Research tools and useful links