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.
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:
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 [email protected] 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.
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.
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.
Please email your request to [email protected], providing the following information:
•Student year group
•Two possible dates
•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.
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.