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Academic support

There may be a time during your time with us when you need extra support in your studies - perhaps even before you start your course. While your academic tutors will always be able to strengthen your course knowledge, you may require a little extra help with academic writing, or with support hitting deadlines. We offer a range of services detailed below to ensure you are able to make the most of your Staffordshire University education.

Academic Skills

Academic Skills are all about helping you become a more effective learner at University level and developing the research and study skills that will help you now and in the future.

Developing good academic skills will help you achieve the success that reflects your full potential.  Most of the skills you will develop during your studies are transferable to future careers, so can help you even after you have left Staffordshire University.

The Academic Skills team, based within the Library, is made up of Subject Librarians, Study Skills and Digital Capabilities experts who will work with you to help you develop essential skills such as academic writing, critical thinking and exam prep.

You can access a range of resources from our detailed online support guides, plus you can make 1-2-1 appointments with members of the team for more individual support.

Student Guidance

At our Student Hub, we have a team of friendly, approachable Student Guidance Advisors who can help you with any problems or questions you may have whilst studying at Staffordshire University. 

We offer quality advice and guidance to you across a very broad range of issues including: exceptional circumstances, academic rules & regulations, appeals, processes in the student lifecycle (withdrawal, break in studies etc), student welfare, student attendance, finance issues (including financial hardship), learning contracts, and much more.

Step up to Higher Education

The Step Up to Higher Education (HE) course is perfect for students who want to return to education and develop the key academic skills needed for university level study. This course has been specifically developed for pre-degree learners who are joining us on a range of our undergraduate level courses here at Staffordshire University.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Find more information about how the Students' Union academic reps can assist you during your studies, or find more in-depth information on our Current Students portal