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SHU Library and Skills Centre Teachmeet: The Student Voice


Our first Library & Skills Teachmeet at Sheffield Hallam University was held on 24th May 2018, Our theme was:

Supporting learners who study at a distance

How do we effectively meet the needs of learners who are frequently (or always) off campus - this might include distance, part-time, placement and commuting students.

At the event we shared our ideas and experience in supporting our students in Higher Education who are frequently off campus. Our event was aimed at both librarians and study skills practitioners, working in our region and a little further a field.

Some of the attendees delivered a short, informal presentation of up to 10 minutes to fit in with our theme. These presentations related to any aspect of distance learner support such as webinars, online resources, use of social media, or any other innovative practices that you might have developed.

In the afternoon we also took the opportunity to share our individual experiences in a round table discussion.

Sheffield Hallam University ~Supporting DL Palliative Care Students (an Academic Perspective)

Sue Willis previously worked as a senior lecturer and Course leader for the MSc in Supportive and Palliative Care and a  Module Leader for Advanced Communication and Information in Supportive Care, Psychology of Cancer Care and Paediatric Cancer and Its Management. She presented this for us shortly before leaving the University.

SHU Palliative Care Team - Zoom online webinar software demonstrating support for DL students, discussion boards, etivities, Bb  site and RLO.

For further information please contact: Karen Dolman

Ellie Hunt - Sheffield Hallam University ~ Distance Learner Provision

As Document Delivery Services Manager my role covers interesting and varied areas work; including copyright, document supply, accessible formats, digitisation and- of course- distance learner support. The Document Delivery Services team also work closely with the Acquisitions and Metadata Services teams to support collection development.

My presentation will cover the Distance Learner Support Service at the Hallam Library- looking at the support we offer, challenges and opportunitie

For more information please contact:  Ellie Hunt

Lisa Rhys - University of Chester ~ Online Speed Geeking

I am currently one of a team of 10 Study Skills and Maths Skills Advisors at the University of Chester. I am the Business and Management faculty link and try to promote the embedding and uptake of study skills within the faculty. We work with students in variety of ways including co-teaching, general study skills seminars, e-support and one to ones.

For further information please contact: Lisa Rhys


Heather Shaw - Nottingham Trent University ~ Supporting Students at a Distance

Heather Shaw is a Learning and Teaching Librarian supporting the School of Art and Design and the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.  The Learning and Teaching Team provide guidance for students covering all aspects of academic
skills development such as: literature searching using Library OneSearch; referencing; academic writing (e.g. essay writing, understanding the question); critical thinking; time management; and revision. They work with academics to ensure the library provides the relevant resources to support the learning and teaching needs of all students; work with academic colleagues in course development; teach workshops and lectures embedded within taught courses; and represent the library at key School meetings such as course committees, Learning and Teaching Development meetings and the Academic Standards and Quality committee.

For further information please contact: Healther Shaw