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Staffordshire University London: Academic Skills Support

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Hello and Welcome!

Hello and Welcome to the London Library guide!

This guide will support you in accessing the range of resources and support available to you from the Library team.

 

Contact Us:

The Library and Academic Skills team supports you with your research and skills needs. See the information below or contact academicskills@staffs.ac.uk.  

Alternatively, answers to many general questions can be found on Beacon. You can also contact Student Connect.

Your Academic Skills contact

Hi, I'm Jodie HeapJodie Heap.

I can support you with finding good academic resources, referencing, academic writing, assignment planning and other academic study skills.

 

 

 

Email Jodie if you have a question related to your subject area or a booked appointment.

For general enquiries about academic study skills or online resources, please email academicskills@staffs.ac.uk.

Subject Guides

Use the drop down Subject Selector to chose your subject specific Library Guide.

Library Subject Guides are carefully curated by academics and Librarians to pull together the wide range of useful resources and support a student studying that subject will need! 

Subject Selector

 

Not sure what you want? 

Try searching all our Subject Guides:

Student Support Menu

Resources to support your study

Sources of Information - Library Core

Develop your study skills ...

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You can find loads of resources to help you to:

We also have a wide range of other Academic Study Skills resources you might want to explore.

Please note that the team cannot proofread work for you, but we can help you learn how to do this effectively yourself.

Finding information ...

In order to help you find the most relevant Library resources for your area of study, Library subject guides have been created:

You can search for electronic and print resources using our Library Search, or explore the A-Z list of Library resources to help find the best resources for your research.
 

Referencing ...

Referencing is a system used in assignments to indicate where ideas, theories, quotes, facts and any other evidence you have used to support your assignments can be found.  It is important that you learn to cite your sources correctly within your assignments.

In your subject area you use Harvard Referencing style.

The Cite Them Right Online tool is a great resource to help you get to grips with correct referencing.
 

Get digital help ...

The Academic Skills team can help you with some of the key digital tools you will use.

Other digital support will be provided by your subject tutors but the university links below cover some essentials:

New Books

ZBrush Digital Sculpting Human Anatomy

Taking into account that many of today's digital artists -- particularly 3D character animators -- lack foundational artistic instruction, this book teaches anatomy in a coherent and succinct style. A clear writing style explains how to sculpt an accurate human figure, starting with the skeleton and working out to muscle, fat, and skin. Insightful explanations enable you to quickly and easily create and design characters that can be used in film, game, or print, and allows you to gain a strong understanding of the foundational artistic concepts.

Beginning 3D Game Assets Development Pipeline

This project-based tutorial covers the creation of 3D assets in a game engine, from concept to implementation.

Mathematics and Computer Science, Volume 1

MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE This first volume in a new multi-volume set gives readers the basic concepts and applications for diverse ideas and innovations in the field of computing together with its growing interactions with mathematics. This new edited volume from Wiley-Scrivener is the first of its kind to present scientific and technological innovations by leading academicians, eminent researchers, and experts around the world in the areas of mathematical sciences and computing. The chapters focus on recent advances in computer science, and mathematics, and where the two intersect to create value for end users through practical applications of the theory. The chapters herein cover scientific advancements across a diversified spectrum that includes differential as well as integral equations with applications, computational fluid dynamics, nanofluids, network theory and optimization, control theory, machine learning and artificial intelligence, big data analytics, Internet of Things, cryptography, fuzzy automata, statistics, and many more. Readers of this book will get access to diverse ideas and innovations in the field of computing together with its growing interactions in various fields of mathematics. Whether for the engineer, scientist, student, academic, or other industry professional, this is a must-have for any library.

Drawing: Manga

With drawing tips, techniques, and step-by-step projects, Drawing: Manga is the perfect resource for artists ready to enhance their drawing skills and create their own manga book.

Drawing: Faces and Expressions

With drawing tips, techniques, and step-by-step projects, Faces & Expressions (Drawing step by step) is the perfect resource for artists ready to enhance their skills at drawing realistic facial expressions and portraits.

Appointments

Appointments

Type of Appointment:

Discussion Appointments: These appointments are for you to discuss any areas you feel you might need support in e.g. finding resources, academic writing and more!

Read and Review Appointments: Done via email, you don't even need to attend! Attach your draft assignments, let us know what areas need looking at and wait for the review comments to support and guide you to a better grade.

Just referencing: Got a quick query about what goes where? Use the "Just Referencing" option to get an answer from one of the team.

Just writing: Have a query about Spelling, Grammer or Punctuation?   Use the "Just Writing" option to get an answer from one of the team.

 

In Person

About

Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.  Out of office hours appointments may be available by individual negotiation with specific Academic Skills team members.  Just ask!

Several lengths of appointment are available.  Standard appointments are 30 minutes. If it is your first appointment, or you feel you need more time, you may book an Extended appointment which will provide an hour's personal tuition.  If you book for one type and length of appointment please do not assume that you will be able to swap it for a different type and length at the same date/time.

How to book

  • Select your subject area from the left hand panel
  • Choose the member of staff.  
  • Click on the button to Book an Appointment.  
  • A new page will open with their availability.  Follow the onscreen instructions. Note: Make sure you select the subject area and location to make sure you see the correct availability.