What is it?
The Academic Skills Hub is based in the Hartley Library and is a place students can go to find out more about some of the skills they need to be successful in their studies and beyond.
The Hub is staffed by librarians who can point students to resources and services both in and outside the University. The Hub covers a range of areas, based on feedback from student surveys.
The Hub is open 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 Monday to Friday throughout February – May. Students can either turn up (no need for an appointment) or ask questions on the Library website. The Hub is also available online via a pilot platform which provides access to a range of academic skills resources across all subjects.
How can students make the most of it?
After receiving feedback on assignments, it is easy for students to feel lost with what to do next. There are so many resources available that it can quickly become overwhelming. The Hub is an easy way to get support in taking the first step towards improving the areas highlighted in the feedback. Librarians can help students identify resources and services that will help them tackle particular areas of concern such as ‘critical thinking’, ‘referencing’, ‘presenting’ or ‘avoiding plagiarism’ among others. You can also find useful resources yourself via the online pilot platform.