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Welcome

Welcome to USW from Student Development and Study Skills

Congratulations on securing your place with us.  The first few weeks are an exciting time; a chance to make new friends, spark new interests and make a few unforgettable memories along the way. We, USW  Student Development and Study Skills are here to encourage you, to guide you and to assist you throughout your time as a student at USW.  Starting now, we have some events to help you familiarise yourself with us and our services, including a fantastic give away.  

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Be in with a chance of winning up to £500 for a digital kit (such as IPad, laptop or Chrome book etc - Learning services will be running a photo caption competition throughout September 'Capture Tomorrow'.

Capture your Hero

Take a photo of your hero, someone who is your mentor or tutor in life or someone you look up to or has helped you in some way.   Post the picture on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and include the hashtag #USWCapture2020 and tag @USWStudentMentoring.  Make sure you follow us on one of our social media channels to be included in the prize draw. 

Tune in to the live Learning Service event on 30 September - include a link to the event 

Full terms and conditions can be found here.


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Meet a Mentor

Take time to chat to a USW Student Mentor to find out about the university’s mentoring scheme and how our mentors’ experience can help your university journey get off to a smooth and happy start.

Tuesday 22 September – 11:30 am 

This is a non bookable event.  You can request an e-mail reminder by clicking here.

Thursday 24 September – 11:30 am 

This is a non bookable event.  You can request an e-mail reminder by clicking here.

Monday 28 September – 11:30 am 

This is a non bookable event.  You can request an e-mail reminder by clicking here.

Study Skills? Sorted: Talk to a Tutor

Get your studies off on to a flying start and chat with one of our tutors to find out how the Study Skills Service can help you with your academic writing and studying at USW.

Tuesday 22 September – 12 pm 

This is a non bookable event.  You can request an e-mail reminder by clicking here.

Thursday 24 September – 12 pm 

This is a non bookable event.  You can request an e-mail reminder by clicking here.

Monday 28 September – 12 pm 

This is a non bookable event.  You can request an e-mail reminder by clicking here.

Learning Services Live

Wednesday 30 September -  2 pm

We will be taking part in USW Learning Services LIVE Q&A session along with our colleagues from Library and Careers as part of our welcome to you all.  Join us to hear how we can support you throughout your time at University and beyond! Hear the FAQs from USW Careers, the Library team and the Study Skills & Student mentors, as well as the BIG PRIZE DRAW for the £500 Digital Kit from our Capture Tomorrow competition!  Have you entered? 

This is a bookable event.  Click here to book a place. 

We are here for you

We exist to support you on your academic journey, and we can do this by putting on workshops for you on study skills topics that you will find useful to your course, and providing one-to-one support for you so that you can work at your own pace.   We offer an inclusive service and will support any student, irrespective of learning need, and with study skills and maths.   We can also help you find fellow students to share your experiences with, and to become involved in helping other students too.   

SDSS website

Our website is the best place to start with lots of resources and signposting to all that we offer.  



Appointments

We offer a range of different appointments, remotely at present, and face-to-face on request, by email.  For video chat and telephone appointments please email us with your availability.     

Workshops

You might like to learn in a group, and with other people.   Find out what workshops we offer and how to book them.   You can also request a workshop as a group on one of the topics offered if times are not convenient.  

Maths

The Maths tutor has selected a range of guides on various topics to help you develop your maths.   Appointments are available for individual support. 


Specialist support

Specialist Study Skills tutors are on hand to support students with specific learning needs.  

Mentoring

More than ever you might find  it useful to speak to other students about their experience at University.  Our student mentoring scheme provides opportunities for you to do just that, and you might even want to get involved and become a Mentor yourself.   


Keep up to date with the latest from @USWStudySkills.

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