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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, Digital Institute London, Sports and Exercise, 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'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.


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

During this period I will be attempting to provide the same level of service but digital only.

My booking options will be email or online discussion  You can also chat to me using Microsoft Teams.

Please do try to use these and don't be put off.  It will be a steep learning curve for everyone but with a bit of trial and error, a good sprinkle of patience, and the appropriate technology we will  be able to continue to replicate our face to face provision.  If you haven’t used Teams before – these guides should help

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 MS Teams or Skype.

At times when I am not available you can see any member of the team using the main APPOINTMENT FORM when you can choose the most convenient date and time for you.

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.

I need help with...

My Assignment...


Academic Writing...

Studying Effectively...

Improving my Grades...


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

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 Digital Institute webpage. 

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Help with planning, structuring and writing your assignment.

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