Skills for Learning > Information for Academic Staff
The Library’s Learning Support Team provides research, academic and digital skills training for your students. Sessions can be tailored to your needs and linked directly to particular assignments.
The best way to incorporate skills support into your programmes is to make it specific to an assignment, have a clear learning objective, time it at an appropriate point of the semester and schedule the session into the timetable. We also find that the more involved academic staff are in the process, the more successful the learning outcomes. Students are more engaged when sessions are relevant to their needs and co-delivered by tutors. Collaboration between the Library Learning Support Team and academics works! There are a number of ways that we can work with you:
The Academic Support Librarians provide information skills sessions for your students at all levels. We cover a variety of information skills topics and tailor these to meet your students’ need.
Our Academic Skills Consultants offer bespoke design and delivery of study skills support on a range of topics such as:
The Digital Skills Trainers help students make the best use of IT and digital resources through face-to-face and online training sessions. Topics include:
Our flowchart will help you to identify where to direct students who need support in specific things.
To discuss research skills contact the Academic Support Librarian for your School
To discuss academic skills contact the Academic Skills Consultant for your School
To discuss digital skills contact the Digital Skills Trainers
The Library Learning Support Team does not offer proofreading, maths, counselling, disability or language support. Mathscope provides maths and statistics support to students. Contact the Wellbeing team for information and advice about counselling. To find out more about disability contact AskUS. For language support for native English speakers contact Wordscope or LEAP (Learning English for Academic Purposes) for students have English as their second language.
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