Embedded academic skills
The Skills Centre's Digital and Academic Skills (DAS) Team provides one to two-hour sessions for first year undergraduate students 'embedded' as part of their course programme. The DAS team can also provide academic skills support for second year and final year undergraduates upon request.
'Embedded' sessions are organised with each department, depending on their specific needs. Please contact the DAS Team Administrator in the first instance to discuss your request.
Skills enrichment sessions
Skills enrichment classes on Presentation Skills and Discussion Skills are open to all students.
A range of one-off 60-minute sessions focused on academic skills is also available to build confidence with writing and exam techniques.
Personalised 1:1 writing/exam skills support
Your students can book a 50-minute online or in-person 1:1 writing tutorial (currently in Eastwood Lodge 1.03) with a specialist writing tutor to help them develop effective writing skills and gain constructive feedback on their written work. Alternatively, they can ask for feedback to be emailed to them.
Limited 1:1 exam skills appointments are also available in the run-up to assessment periods.
Skills Referral Guide
An 'at-a-glance' Skills Referral Guide is available to help you navigate and signpost our recommended academic skills resources available on MySkills.
Individual student referrals
We offer a limited number of 1:1 'referral tutorials' for students you have identified as requiring additional academic skills support. Please consult the Skills Referral Guide in the first instance to establish the best support for the student.
If you believe 1:1 support is required, please ask the student to contact Student Services to request a tutorial slot with one of our tutors.
Students can access a range of recommended online resources on MySkills to develop their academic skills in their own time.
The Academic & Employability Skills blog provides useful bite-sized hints and tips for students on a range of academic skills topics to help them succeed in their studies.
You can also follow the Skills Centre on Twitter for the latest updates on our skills development opportunities.