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Developing your students' academic skills

Embedding academic literacies into programmes

We work in partnership with academic staff to design, develop and deliver discipline-specific, curriculum-based academic literacies activities. These can be for face-to-face teaching, blended learning or for online support.

For example:

  • We have delivered workshops for postgraduate nanotechnology students to help them learn about 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.

Contact your faculty Learning Advisor to find out how we can support your programme.

Our open workshop programme 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.

We also have a wide range of resources on our webpages. You are welcome to adapt these materials to suit your own needs. All our online resources are available under the terms of the Creative Commons licence BY-NC. Find out more about our copyright licences.