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Staffordshire University London: Academic Skills Support

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How we can support you

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

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


Please contact Jodie Heap for support.

Jodie Heap LibrarianI can help you with:- 

  • Searching for information
  • Assessing sources 
  • Referencing 
  • Structuring your assignments
  • Writing academically

Book an appointment.



Book online for an Academic Skills appointment.

Type of Appointment:

Discussion Appointments: Done via Teams, 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.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.  

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. Quick discussions of 15 minutes are also available.



  • Choose the member of staff.  e.g. Jodie Heap
  • Click on the button to Make an Appointment.  Choose either Teams or Email appointment.
  • Click Select area of expertise, followed by staff member
  • A new page will open with their availability.  Follow the onscreen instructions.

Student Support Menu

Sources of Information - Library Core

Resources to support your study

Develop your study skills ...

Academic Study Skills team logo

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: