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Skills Centre

We provide pre-sessional, academic, mathematics, language and digital skills support and enhancement, both for your studies and future employment.

Academic Skills

We provide academic skills and maths and statistics support to all students.

Academic Skills

Group of students participating in an academic skills tutorial.

We provide academic skills support and enhancement to all students.

Language & Intercultural Skills

We offer Pre-sessional, English language and British Studies courses for international students and foreign language tuition for all students, staff and members of the public.

Foreign Languages

Six students each hold flag of Portugal, France, German, Spain, Italy and Japan.

We offer classes in a range of foreign languages to students, staff and members of the public.

British Studies

Visiting and exchange students taking part in a British Studies lecture.

We offer credit-bearing courses on British culture, history, society and English linguistics for visiting and exchange students.

Digital Skills

Find out how to develop your digital skills.


Use MySkills to find and book the right skills development opportunities for you.

Academic & Employability Skills blog

Useful tips from Skills Centre staff to help you develop your academic and employability skills.

Latest news

Read our latest announcements and updates on our services.

About us

Our aim is to develop student independence by enhancing academic, language and employability skills to ensure each individual can reach their full potential.

Acting Heads of the Centre:

  • David Busby, Head of Digital & Academic Skills
  • Dr Emma Cliffe, Head of the Mathematics Resources Centre (MASH)
  • Vacant - Head of Languages

Contact us

If you have any questions about skills development opportunities, please contact us. Our admin office is located in WH 7.51.

We welcome feedback from staff and students to further develop our programmes.

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