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Soo Plant (Academic Study Skills Tutor)

Providing study skills advice to all students of all abilities



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I am the Academic Study Skills Tutor for Computing and Digital Technologies, Staffordshire University London,  Sports and Exercise, and Health students based in Stoke.

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

See our main webages to see what the Library team is doing for Welcome 2020

About Me

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

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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 a member of the Academic Skills team designated as the key contact for 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.

What I do

Provide hints and tips on developing essential skills for studying at University, 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

I need help with: Academic Study Skills online resources

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Our online resources provide hints and tips on how to develop your essential skills.

Get the most from your academic skills appointment

Hints and tips on what to do before, during and after the appointment.


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Welcome to all our London students.  We have an experienced team who are all happy to help but, where possible, I will be your first point of contact for Academic Skills advice and support via email or Microsoft Teams.

Please note that I only work Tuesday to Thursday but whenever I am not in the office you will receive a notification and a redirect email to  For more information please visit our Staffordshire University London webpage. 

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Blending learning due to CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

See our webpages for more information on Changes to Your Library Services.

This semester I will be providing the same level of service with digital being the preferred option.  My online booking options will be email or online discussion using Microsoft Teams There will be a limited number of on campus appointments which can be made by personal arrangement only.

Please do try to use our online services.  Feedback from students over the last 5 months is that this is the best way to replicate our face to face provision with many students appreciating the advantages of using the technology. 

If you haven’t used Microsoft Teams before – these guides should help.