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Academic Skills Team: A guide for staff

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

We offer online one-to-one appointments with Academic Librarians and Skills Tutors plus in-person face-to-face appointments booked by individual arrangement. Students can book online appointments via our appointments booking system. 

We can help students with

We can help you with all of the above plus advice on

These 2 documents will help you understand about the work we do.

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

We are happy to work with you to provide:-

  • Embedded Lectures - collaborating with you to deliver timely sessions within your module.
  • Workshops outside your normal timetable - bespoke sessions aligned to your specific assignment/learning outcomes but outside or in addition to 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, for example, via Blackboard or via Microsoft Teams.
  • 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. There is a link to our booking system on the Personal Tutor Dashboard.

At the moment most of our contact is online but in-person contact can be booked with individual colleagues by email.

 

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

Academic Librarians and Skills Tutors help students become more effective learners. The Team has created a range of online guides and podcasts to support students at all levels from foundation to postgraduate 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 Librarians and Skills Tutors can help students and staff with research at all levels. In addition to 121 support (mostly online but in-person by individual agreement) we also offer guidance to groups of students on particular modules. Get in touch with your subject support contact to 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.