Skills@Library offer services and resources designed to help you develop your students’ academic skills. We can deliver academic skills teaching within your module or degree programme, as well as teaching resources that you can embed in your Minerva module area or use in your teaching.
Your faculty teaching contact can advise on ways to work with us to support academic skills development in your programmes or modules.
Academic skills activities and workshops
We work in partnership with academic staff to design, develop and deliver discipline-specific, curriculum-based academic skills activities. These can be for face-to-face teaching or for online support.
- We have delivered workshops for postgraduate nanotechnology students to help them learn about plagiarism and the conventions that underpin academic practice and to develop their critical thinking skills.
- We have created discipline-specific academic writing resources, in collaboration with programme leaders, to support first-year Business School students making the transition to writing at university.
- We have worked with the School of Healthcare to develop innovative elearning resources for students returning to nursing who need support with maths.
We also provide an open workshop programme that covers a wide range of skills, including academic writing, reading strategies and presentation skills. These workshops are free of charge and available for students to book onto themselves.