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Get Ready

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Academic Skills team
Contact:
academicskills@staffs.ac.uk

Library Creative and Catalyst,
Stoke Campus and
Library Centre for Health Innovation,
Stafford Campus

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Studying at university can be both exciting and scary 

Exciting as you can now learn more about your chosen subject but also scary as you need to learn new skills and academic processes. Use this guide to see what resources are available to support you at every stage of your academic journey from novice to expert!

Optional Routes

In this "Get Ready" guide you will find links to multiple locations which can support you and your journey into higher education.

  • Skills Bridge- a series of links designed to help you make the transition from school, college or elsewhere to HE.
  • Digital Skills Awareness Course - is a 4 module unit which integrates general information suitable for all incoming university students with localised information relating to Staffordshire University. This is an excellent foundation for you to become aware of the various academic elements you will need to know about to succeed at University.
  • Jump Start - this is a website provided by the Open University which provides access to a number of different courses supporting a variety of academic elements and skills.
  • Confidence checker - have a go at the Confidence Checker quiz to become aware of any gaps in your skills knowledge 

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