Information for USW staff

Academic staff can assist the development of their students’ study skills by making their students aware of our workshop series, requesting a workshop specifically for a group of students, accessing our resources, and referring students they identify as needing support to our tutorial service.


Workshops and e-Learning resources. 

Study Skills offers a number of synchronous and asynchronous options for academic staff wanting to embed study skills material in their course or access support materials to use as asynchronous e-Learning tools or to present within their synchronous delivery. These include:

Workshops: We will be offering adapted live workshops and bite-size workshops which can be used synchronously or asynchronously. To make further enquiries or to ask about booking a workshop please contact us at studyskills@southwales.ac.uk in the first instance. 

e-Learning resources:   Our Self-Help pages offer a range of resources students can access for information on academic skills and assignment writing.

In the autumn term we will be piloting a new online resource, Articulate, which takes students through an academic writing journey with student interaction and study skills support and feedback from study skills tutors. We hope to be able to make this writing course more widely available following the pilot, but in the meantime if you have any questions or are interested in this please contact us at study skills. 

Tutorials

Study skills will continue to offer tutorial support to students and tutorials are available on-line or via video link. Full instructions for booking tutorials are on our booking page.

Peer-to-peer support

Pastoral: The USW student mentoring scheme will continue to support new students and offer opportunities for returning students, distance students and Post Grads. Our Super Mentors will receive digital training and the experience of all our mentors will be invaluable to incoming students in the DEAL environment. 

Please help raise awareness of this scheme to your students by directing them to our Student Mentoring pages. 

Peer Assisted Study Support (PASS): These sessions will support students online and new PASS leaders will receive their training online. Please visit our Student Mentoring website for further details of the scheme. 


Requesting a study skills workshop for your students can be an effective way of addressing common issues in students’ academic writing.
Our workshop sessions generally run for up to an hour and are available on a number of topics.

To make a request

Please email your request to studyskills@southwales.ac.uk, providing the following information:


•Your name
•Your module
•Student year group
•Workshop requested
•Two possible dates
•Time/s
•Any further comments/queries


NB: Our workshops are designed to cover the topic areas thoroughly; therefore, we advise that they are delivered as separate topics. If you want to combine two topic areas, please contact us to discuss the possibility.

We have a comprehensive range of study guides, online resources and links to external resources which are useful for academic staff to access and use with/pass on to their students.

Study Skills:

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As an academic, you can refer students to our service.

Currently this is not a formal process and students cannot be made to attend. However, students tend to respond positively to recommendations from academic staff to engage with our service.

How students can contact us

Students can book an appointment by visiting our website and booking via our online booking system. Students can also contact Advice Zones to book or report any problems they have booking online.

How academic staff can contact us

Visit us in person
•Email us studyskills@southwales.ac.uk
•Ring us during opening hours on 01443 482990.