Leeds University Library

Teaching in the curriculum

Learning advisor teaching a group of students

The Learning Services Team 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.

Examples:

  • Postgraduate nanotechnology students learn about plagiarism and the conventions which underpin academic practice:
    Library Learning Advisors and academic staff deliver workshops to develop the critical thinking skills of UK and international students.
  • First year Business School students improve their academic writing skills through a personal tutorial module:
    Library Learning Advisors work with programme leaders to create discipline-specific resources which support students making the transition to writing at university.
  • Students returning to nursing:
    Maths tutors from Skills@Library work with the School of Healthcare to develop innovative e-learning resources for students needing support with maths.

We aim wherever possible to deliver academic skills support within the curriculum using a blended learning approach. But we also run a workshop programme, covering various themes including academic writing, reading and presentation skills, which students can book onto themselves.

Your faculty teaching contact can advise on ways to work with us to support academic skills development in your programmes or modules.