Support for academic departments

The Academic Skills Centre’s service offer for 2022/23 will be a blended approach delivering our menu of academic skills sessions through online synchronous workshops and Q&As and/or online resources. Our comprehensive set of online resources may include short Panopto recordings, canvas courses, and/or self-guided workbooks

Our workshops and Q&As need to be timetabled in advance by the School. Workshops and Q&As are usually one hour long. On request, we can include subject specific examples/activities tailored to meet the needs of the Academic Programme or module. Please note that we can also accommodate requests to provide support for programmes running both in Edgbaston and Dubai. This could include sharing resources for both cohorts and/or running joint online sessions.

For Digital Skills topics (Section C), we are actively encouraging staff to utilise LinkedIn Learning content. The team are able to source, review, curate and recommend content, from short bite-size learning blocks for specific tasks, to in-depth playlists covering broad digital skills topic areas. We can also provide follow up one-to-one appointments with students, as necessary. 

How to request academic skills support for your students 

We have a centralised process for requesting skills sessions, via the form below. Schools should request support for semester one by 2 September 2022 and for semester two by 16 December, where possible. Schools requesting subject specific activities should provide at least two weeks’ notice. 

Our aim is to ensure support is clearly linked to upcoming assessments or programme learning outcomes. If your students require something that is not on our menu, please contact us. We are particularly keen to support new assessment forms so would welcome conversations on this. We really look forward to working with you.

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