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Academic Skills: A guide for staff

How can the Academic Skills team help me and my students?

In addition to our general Skills Space service in the Thompson and Blackheath Lane Libraries, why not find out who are your key contacts and talk to them about academic skills support for students including;

What sorts of delivery options are available to me and my students?

We are happy to work with you to provide:-

  • Embedded Lectures - working with you to deliver timely sessions within your module.
  • Extra Curricular Workshops - bespoke sessions aligned to your specific assignment/learning outcomes but outside the normal timetable.
  • Customised Resources - if face to face contact is not possible, we are happy to customise resources to match your students' needs and help you make these available in the most appropriate way.
  • 121 sessions - please encourage your students to contact us to arrange individually focused sessions. Support is often required during assignment preparation or as a result of receiving feedback.


What kinds of materials are available to help students improve their academic skills?

Academic Skills Tutors help students become more effective learners and have created a range of guides in paper and podcast format to support students at all levels from foundation to post graduate to help them improve their skills independently. For more details and to access our resources please look at our Academic Skills guides.  

Who can help with research?

Academic Skills Tutors can help students and staff with research at all levels. In addition to 121 support (face to face, Skype and online) we also offer guidance to groups of students on particular modules. Find out about the kind of support we can give in the context of your module.

Please see our Meet the Team tab for key contacts or select the appropriate Subject Guide for your area.