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Essential skills for academic success

Essential Skills Portal: Working with numbers

Working with numbers.

Get individual support for any mathematical or statistical aspect of your course or research project, whatever your level or subject of study.

Use the links below to find a drop-in session or 1-1 statistics appointment. You can also explore the wide range of online resources for detailed guidance on using statistical software packages and overcoming maths anxiety.


Statistics appointments (online)

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You can also view the full calendar of available 1-1 appointments on Unihub.

Maths drop-in support

Online drop in sessions are for Maths are available at the following times and locations:

Wednesdays 3-4pm in the Maths support virtual room
Wednesdays 4-5pm in the Skills Centre virtual room

Virtual drop-ins

Do you have a quick question about your studies or research?

  • Searching for information about your assignment topic
  • Structuring your references
  • Starting to plan your essay
  • Looking to develop your critical writing
  • Choosing the correct tool for statistical analysis
  • Developing your research skills
  • Trying to format a Powerpoint presentation

Come along to our virtual drop-in sessions – instant answers to all your questions, all in one place!

No need to book - just drop in here: https://bit.ly/library-dropin

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About the team:

Academic Skills 

Advisers available to help you improve your academic writing skills – to help you understand how to interpret assignment titles and structure your work.  They will be able to help you plan your project and manage your time, alongside ensuring you are able to think and write critically. 

Library & Information Skills 

Librarians will be on hand to help you with searching specialist databases, finding relevant information and help you with your referencing style and techniques. 

Maths and Stats

The Maths and Stats team can provide support to students from any course – helping you to develop and gain confidence in your numerical skills, and helping you choose and use the best tools for your studies and research.

Digital Skills

The Digital Team will help you get the best from our digital tools – such as how to format a long document in Word, how to automatically produce a table of contents, and how to organise your data in a spreadsheet. 

Money skills sessions (1-1)

Build your money and budgeting skills with support from the Student Funding team.

You can complete a Money Skills Assessment tool on UniHub, which is a brief series of questions to help assess your current skills. Once you have completed the form and clicked the submit button, you will receive an email with some suggested next steps.

If you would like an appointment, please contact the team via Hallam Help.

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BlackBullion is a learning platform designed for students and includes money skills pathways, bootcamps and budgeting tools, empowering you to be money smarter and make sound financial decisions.