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Student Development and Study Skills Service

Digital 417EEC4A-163C-42A8-AADF-E0685D332F40.pngDon’t let the digi get you down, wear a smile and not a frown! Our student mentors have developed a series of digital support sessions, based on their own experience of which aspects of the online learning environment students find most tricky. They will be on hand to take your hand and guide you through the USW virtual environment.

Join our sessions to make sure you have the knowhow to navigate Blackboard, Turnitin and Blackboard Collaborate smoothly. Join live lectures and webinars with confidence, submit assignments on Turnitin with a smile and be an active participant in Collaborate when you know how to use the apps and tools for sharing and engaging in collaborative study with other students.

These sessions (listed on the right) are relaxed, run by students for students, and totally informal, so why not get a few friends together, all get in the know and make a social learning event of it.

As part of our Spring workshop programme, new for 2021 are our Studying Remotely sessions.  Join one of these to explore new study strategies to help you study remotely.

If you haven't yet, check out the USW IT Induction page.  It has a number of useful links to get you set up with some key systems, including some helpful Apps. If it's new digital skills you need, or a brush up on existing ones, take a look at the section entitled Digital Literacy and Skills Development for videos and information you can go through in your own time and at your own speed.    


1 February - 12:00

15 February - 12:00


How to navigate Turnitin 

2 February - 12:00 

16 February - 12:00                                                                                  

Navigating Blackboard

8 February - 12:00

22 February - 12:00

How to use Blackboard Collaborate 

9 February - 12:00

23 February - 12:00


Please note:  We are currently updating all our guides (as Pdfs).   Please continue to use and enjoy them; If one is not available, however, email us with the title and we will provide a copy directly to you.

Student success

We offer advice, information and resources to help you raise your aspirations, improve your academic performance and develop transferable skills for employment.

Want to know about referencing, plagiarism, literature reviews, critical analysis, academic writing style, maths and statistics? A helping hand is available at the Study Skills Service.




How we can help you...