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Welcome 2020 - Academic Skills Flying Start

24th August to 19th September 2020

Get a flying start

undefinedIt's nearly time!  

  • Want to make sure your academic skills are as sharp as possible before you begin your course? 
  • Like to brush up on a few things to feel a bit more confident? 
  • Feel like this is all going to be brand new to you?  

You've come to the right place!

On these pages you will find details on our flying start academic skills sessions that are being run to help you to make the transition to university study, and links to book onto one of these if you'd like to come along.  On these pages we have provided links to things you may find useful as you prepare to start your course at Staffs. 

We also have online resources that you can use to explore what we mean by academic skills, information on how our team can help you to develop these and details of some of our welcome 2020 workshops. 

If you'd like to talk to someone about academic skills, either now or when you're on your course, just get in touch!  

The Academic Skills Team 

How to get involved

We are offering online sessions to help you to feel more confident about your academic skills ahead of starting your course. 

Just choose one that suits you!    

If you can't come along to a session but would like to discuss academic skills ahead of starting your course, just get in touch on academicskills@staffs.ac.uk or make an appointment for a individual online discussion with one of our experts. 

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