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Events and activities from the Academic Skills team

Events and Activities from the Library

The Academic Skills Team offer a range of events and activities to support you with library research, study skills and digital capabilities throughout your time at Staffs.  There are also other regular events within the Library - including a range of relaxation activities, including popular de-stress "dog days"!

Have a look at what we have on offer and come along to the events of interest.  

Skills Space, Thompson Library

The Skills Space in Thompson Library at Stoke is the focus of much of the Academic Skills teams' work with students. 

This is where you can meet us for 1-2-1 appointments, attend Get a Better Grade Workshops, come along for informal drop-in advice, as well as attend special clinics for Maths and Digital Skills support.  



Skills Space Activities

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Events in the Student Hub

The Academic Skills Team will be available in the Student Hub at the Stoke site on a regular basis. The team can help you to

  • Find books and high-quality digital resources
  • Improve your academic writing
  • Get to grips with referencing

You can book a 15-minute Academic Skills appointment between 10-12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

These short appointments will help you get started with these topics and the Academic Skills tutor will help you book a longer appointment with a subject specialist if necessary.

Meet us during Welcome Week

Come and meet the Academic Skills team and other Library staff during  Welcome Week on Wednesday 18 September between 10 and 4.  Take part in our Treasure Hunt and you could win an Amazon voucher!

There will be parallel welcome events during Induction Day at the County Showground for Stafford-based students and at the RSH for those at the Shrewsbury site.

Get a Better Grade

The Academic Skills team is offering a series of bookable Get a Better Grade workshops throughout Semester 1. Each workshop is designed to help you get the most from your University studies, 

During Semester 1 the workshops will have a particular emphasis on helping you to get started with your assignments. Topics covered include: Finding quality resources, planning your time and introduction to academic writing.

More information, together with dates and locations of the workshops, is available on the Get a Better Grade events pages.

Book onto one or more sessions using the links below.

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