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.

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, providing the following information:

•Your name
•Your module
•Student year group
•Workshop requested
•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.

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:




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 on 01443 482080 to book or report any problems they have booking online.

How academic staff can contact us

Visit us in person
•Email us
•Ring us during opening hours on 01443 482990.