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Academic Skills Team: A guide for staff

Library and Academic Skills workshop programme

Sessions complement Library and Academic Skills Essentials taught sessions which can be booked by academics for groups of students at levels 4, 5 and 6. They are;

  • Generic workshops- not tailored to subject disciplines.
  • All year-round delivery with additional coverage at key times (e.g. Welcome, Get Ahead).
  • Intended to support all students at all stages of their academic journey.

Students choose the sessions they need to make their own programme.


How to book

Highlight this link to your students How to book a Library and Academic Skills Workshop


Students will be able to book on to online workshops at times to fit in with their timetable of lectures and tutorials.

Open to SUL students, postgraduates, distance learners and students at partner colleges too.


About the workshops

Workshops feature;

  • library and academic skills topics
  • beginner and advanced skills
  • delivered at a range of time slots

Beginner workshops (30 minutes + Q&A)

  • Finding information for assignments
  • Planning and time management
  • Online training and support
  • Using the Study Smarter Guide
  • Referencing basics
  • Tackling an assignment
  • Academic writing
  • Numeracy
  • Acting on feedback
  • Coping with deadlines and exams 

Advanced workshops (45 minutes + Q&A)

  • Planning a search strategy 
  • Using Refworks
  • Planning your final year project
  • Critical writing
  • Reflective writing
  • Doing a literature review
  • Managing longer documents in Word 

Online Workshops