Are you feeling out of practice with your academic skills? Has it been a while since you picked up a textbook, taken an exam or completed coursework? If so, this page is for you.
In the first instance, explore the Academic Skills Guide which provides comprehensive advice and support on the following topics:
For one-to-one support, book an appointment with a Study Skills Tutor.
If learning in a group is more your thing – book a workshop. Contact them if there isn’t a date available that suits you.
Referencing and avoiding plagiarism plagiarism are often one of students’ top concerns. The Study Skills Organisation on Blackboard has a Referencing and Plagiarism Online Tutorial.
Mathematics Online Support is available, There are learning resources, tutorials or you can book an appointment with a Maths Tutor.
Mentoring is a great way to meet other students. You can take part in the Mentoring Scheme, either as a user or by volunteering as a Mentor. PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) are available in some subjects for you to learn with other students. To find out more, please contact the Study Skills service.
The University’s Library Service has substantial resources available to help you with your studies:
Still unsure? Make an appointment to discuss any of the following:
Have a quick question?
The Library Services Online Chat is available 24/7
It’s been a tough time, with the effects of the pandemic being felt by everyone, particularly those in education.
USW’s Wellbeing Service offer free advice and support to all USW students.
The Wellbeing team can provide you with an opportunity to be listened to, to talk through any challenges and make choices that are right for you.
These appointments provide non-judgmental, non-clinical advice and extra support. They can be a means to connect you to other services that provide specific support internally and externally.
Throughout the year the Wellbeing Service offer a number of courses to support your wellbeing such as Building Resilience. They also link to external courses like stress management and mindfulness.
You will also find links to self-help and can access one of their specialist services: