The Skills Centre has published details about its Semester 1 skills provision. This includes:
- Skills enrichment classes on Discussion Skills and Presentation Skills and a range of one-off academic writing sessions, LOIL from week 2.
- 1-1 writing tutorials, in-person in the Skills Zone (6E2.8) and online, from week 4.
- Recommended e-learning modules on academic writing, study skills and other topics. The Macmillan ‘Skills for Study’ modules are designed to help students prepare for the University’s mandatory Academic Integrity Test.
- Academic & Employability Skills blog for regular tips and guidance on a range of skills topics.
- Maths and statistics drop-ins every day in-person in the Skills Zone, from week 1.
- Specialist statistics appointments for students doing project work, from week 1.
- English language 10-week course at three levels, online from week 2 (registration closes 4 October).
- Foreign language courses in eight languages at different levels, online from week 2.
- British Studies 11-week courses for visiting and exchange students, online from week 1.
- Digital skills resources to build students’ digital capabilities for their academic studies and future employability.
These development opportunities can be booked on MySkills, the University’s ‘one-stop-shop’ for skills.
A series of slides for teaching colleagues to use to signpost their students to the range of skills support is available:
Sarah Williment, Acting Head of the Skills Centre, said:
Because of the significant disruption to their studies that our new and returning students have experienced during the pandemic, we are very aware that they may require additional skills support – our provision for Semester 1 has been planned with that in mind. Personal tutors are asked to highlight our range of sessions to ensure their students receive the right support at the right time.
Please contact us if you have any questions or support requests.