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Information Skills

Online resources

###Link to the online resources LCD are creating and to the Skills general webpages###

Book an appointment

Students can book an appointment (either individual or small group) with a Skills Advisor. Students can choose from the following type of appointments:

  • Study skills
  • IT and study skills
  • Maths & Statistics
  • Information search skills

Study Skills Workshops

Workshops and masterclasses are available from the Skills Team for many aspects of academic skills development.

For more information on how to book an appointment or how to book a place on a workshop or masterclass see the Skills Team webpages.


Skills Leaders

The Skills Team run workshops each semester covering different study skills. Skills Leaders help run these workshops by facilitating activites that cement the teaching delivered by the Skills Advisers.

Skills Leaders also promote the services of Library and Learning Innovation. Skills Leaders are provided with facilitation and study skills training to help them with their role. 


Peer Assisted Study Skills (PASS) Programme

PASS is an established initiative within the University, supported by the Skills Team. PASS invloves higher year student volunteers working in pairs with small groups of first year students in weekly timetabled sessions. 

PASS is not designed to replace interactions between staff and students. PASS sessions are always based on existing materials, so that the student leaders are not put in a position where they feel they need to teach. PASS has been developed to enhance the student experience by helping students to develop their academic skills while fostering a sense of community.

PASS is disciplne based and is usually attached to a challenging first year module. The leaders don't re-teach material; they help first year students work together using facilitation strategies specifically designed for PASS. In the 2013/14 academic session PASS was run in nine departments.

For more information see the PASS webpages.


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