The Academic Skills team.
advise undergraduates, postgraduates and staff on a range of skills, from assignment
planning and structuring essays to critical thinking and dissertation
preparation and writing. We constantly
look for new ways to provide support, and to
reach those rarely (if ever) on campus, including distance learners and global
online students. In addition to academic skills teaching, we facilitate peer
assisted learning (PAL) projects in several programmes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
to find out more.
Ad hoc workshops tailored to specific module assessments can be provided,
but we find it most productive to work alongside programme and subject leads to establish skills ‘development journeys’
to aid student transitions from the first year they join us to their last (including
- Level 7
skills can be introduced in core year 1 modules; level 8 skills in year 2, and
sessions preparing students for specific module assessments can be provided in
can be timetabled to aid direct-entrant transitions.
- Sessions can
be tailored and revised to support specific cohorts.
academic skills example.
Integrating sessions across modules and years helps students unable to engage
with our open service and self-study resources (see below) to develop the skills
they need by increments, where and when you feel relevant in your programme. To
discuss how this might work for you, contact the Academic Skills adviser for
your programme via email@example.com.
produced and gathered together a range of resources to introduce students to the
skills required for university level study and help build upon their existing experience
and abilities. Our blog, skills sheets,
and library of short videos cover everything from
‘Understanding and using feedback’ to ‘Writing the perfect paragraph’.
Open workshops and
one-to-one student appointments
Our programme of live workshops, on campus and online, runs
throughout the session for students from all schools and levels. Details and
booking instructions for these and our one-to-one appointments (online
and on campus) can be found on our myNapier pages.
From college to university.
The Academic Skills team supports direct entry students within
integrated programmes and individually though our open service and materials.
If you are an academic interested in how we can help students on your module or
programme, please arrange a meeting with your subject’s Academic Skills adviser:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Further support for new students from college can be found on myNapier.
Academic integrity and student misconduct.
Academic Conduct Officers can find
up-to-date information on referring students to Academic Integrity tutorials in
the Student Conduct Regulations
or by emailing email@example.com. Advice to help your students avoid academic misconduct issues is
available on our dedicated myNapier pages and by attending our open workshops and appointments.