Summary of skills development opportunities and support during Semester 1 2022/23.

Table abbreviations: tbc = to be confirmed; n/a = not applicable; p/w = per week

Academic skills

Course / session / other Length Start Day / time Who for Aim Delivery Information / booking
Presentation skills course 2 weeks (110 mins p/w) Week 3 Weds 12.15-2.05pm All students Plan and practise delivering effective presentations In-person Booking required.
Skills Enrichment sessions 50 mins Week 2 Different days/times All students Develop a range of academic skills Online & in-person See separate timetable. Booking required.
1:1 writing tutorials 20 mins Week 4 Different days/times All students Get personalised feedback on your academic writing Online Run to Week 11. Booking required (from 18 Oct). Feedback by email also available.
1:1 writing drop-in 20 mins Week 4 tbc All students Ask any question about academic writing In-person No booking required. In the Skills Zone. Details tbc.
1:1 exam skills tutorials 20 mins tbc Different days/times All students Prepare for Semester 1 assessments Online Booking required. Details tbc.
Online resources n/a n/a n/a All students Develop academic skills independently Online Self-access.
Academic & Employability Skills blog n/a n/a n/a All students Regular tips to enhance your study/employability skills Online Self-access. Subscribe for automatic updates.

Maths and statistics

Course / session / other Length Start Day / time Who for Aim Delivery Information / booking
MASH drop-in 110 mins Week 1 Daily - 12.15pm to 2.05pm All students Ask any maths or statistics question In-person Runs all semester excluding exam period. No booking required - drop in any time. In the Skills Zone. More information here
Python drop-in 50 mins Week 1 Tues 3.15-4.05pm First year maths students Ask any Python question In-person No booking required. In 1 East 3.9. More information here
MASH workshops 110 mins Week 1 Tues 11.15am-1.05pm, Weds 2.15-4.05pm, Fri 4.15-6.05pm First year students taking MA units Ask any question about year 1 mathematics units In-person Run all semester excluding exam period. No booking required. More information here
MASH 'Training Space' follow-up sessions 45 mins Weeks 51-3 Different days/times First year students who needed maths for their course Explore 'Training Space' maths topics Online Booking required. More information here
1:1 Statistics Advisory Service (SAS) appointments 30 mins Week 1 Different days/times All students/staff doing project work Provide help with any statistical problems relating to project work In-person Run all year. In the Skills Zone. Booking required. Online appointments on request.
Online resources n/a n/a n/a All students Develop numeracy, mathematics, statistics and typesetting skills independently Online Self-access.
Academic & Employability Skills blog n/a n/a n/a All students Regular tips to enhance your mathematics/employability skills Online Self-access. Subscribe for automatic updates.

Language and intercultural skills

Course / session / other Length Start Day / time Who for Aim Delivery Information / booking
General English course 10 weeks (3 hours p/w) Week 2 Tues and Thurs 6.15-7.45pm OR Weds 2.15-5.15pm All students/staff who use English as a second language Improve general English skills In-person 3 levels. 6 credits for visiting and exchange students. Placement test opens 20 Sep. More information here.
Discussion skills course 10 weeks (110 mins p/w) Week 2 Tues, Thurs, 6.15-8.05pm Students with English as second language Build confidence with spoken communication In-person Booking required.
Foreign languages courses Majority 10 weeks Week 2 Different days/times All students/staff and members of the public Develop language and employability skills Depends on course 8 languages offered at different levels. More information here. Student enrolment opens 21 Sep.
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) language sessions 50 mins p/w Week 5 Different days/times All students Develop language and intercultural skills informally In-person Sessions in 10 languages facilitated by student PAL leaders. More information here.
Virtual Exchanges 5/6 weeks n/a Weekly meetings arranged by students All students Develop language and intercultural skills informally with a partner overseas Online Available in Arabic, Chinese and French. More information here.
Language Café 60 mins Week 4 Thurs 27 Oct, 1.00-2.00pm All students/staff Practise language skills informally In-person The Edge. Refreshments provided. Booking required.
British Studies courses 11 weeks (2 hours p/w) Week 1 See course information Visiting and exchange students Develop a deeper understanding of British culture, history, society and English linguistics In-person 6 credits for visiting and exchange students. Booking required.
Academic & Employability Skills blog n/a n/a n/a All students Regular tips to enhance your language/employability skills Online Self-access. Subscribe for automatic updates.

Digital skills

Course / session / other Length Start Day / time Who for Aim Delivery Information / booking
Online resources n/a n/a n/a All students Assess and develop your digital capabilities independently Online Self-access.
Online resources (Centre for Learning & Teaching) n/a n/a n/a All students Build confidence with the University's online tools and technologies Online Self-access. See also this blog.
Assistive technology workshops (Digital, Data & Technology Group) 60 mins Week 2 3 workshops: 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 26 Oct All students Learn how to use assistive technology for wellbeing, productivity and languages Online Booking required.
Academic & Employability Skills blog n/a n/a n/a All students Regular tips guidance to enhance your digital/employability skills Online Self-access. Subscribe for automatic updates.

Health and wellbeing

Course / session / other Length Start Day / time Who for Aim Delivery Information / booking
Be Well - Student Support Varies See programme Different days/times All students Support your wellbeing and mental health Varies Refer to Student Support’s Be Well programme.

Information events

Skills Centre staff will be available at a series of information events in The Library throughout Semester 1:

Week Date Time What can you find out about?
Welcome Weds 28 Sep 11.00am to 2.00pm Semester 1 skills opportunities
1 Tues 4 Oct 11.00am to 2.00pm Languages courses/enrolment
5 Tues 1 Nov 11.00am to 2.00pm Academic writing
10 Weds 7 Dec 11.00am to 2.00pm Exams; Semester 2 skills opportunities
15 Tues 10 Jan 11.00am to 2.00pm Exams; Semester 2 skills opportunities

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