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Now I'm here: Welcome

Now I'm here

Welcome to Staffordshire University!  

We want to help you to be really successful in your studies and we can support you throughout your time at university.  On this page we have provided links to things you may find useful in the first few weeks as you learn more about what you will be doing on your course.  You can also browse all of our library resources, or book an appointment if you would like to discuss your academic skills.  

We hope you will be really happy with us here at Staffs, and if you would like any advice on developing your academic skills - just ask!  

The Academic Skills Team 

Top study tips for your first few weeks

Have a look at our top tips for your first few weeks of study!

Try our quiz on university language

Hearing words that are new to you?  Worried you don't know what a dissertation is?  Don't know your mortarboard from your Blackboard? 

Have a go at our quiz

Plan your assignments from start to finish

Our  Assignment Survival Kit (ASK) will help you to create a timeline for each assignment, and has additional resources to support your skills development.

Find out about the Library at Infozone

We have all sorts of useful information about the library and how to use it - just see our InfoZone guide.  

Study skills checklist

Try our skills self-audit to identify your areas of strength and those you would like to improve using our resources.

We have a short self-audit that outlines key areas or you can complete our longer skills self-audit.

Workshops: Get a Better Grade

We offer a range of workshops that are designed to help you to get the most out of your studies: check out our Get a Better Grade programme.   

Contact me

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Academic Skills team
01782 295750
Thompson Library and
Blackheath Lane Library and IT Centre