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Essential skills for academic success

Essential Skills Portal: A-Z of Services

A-Z of Services
Browse the teams and services that offer skills development opportunities at Sheffield Hallam.

Group working space at the Skills Centre, Adsetts Library.
Skills Centre

The Skills Centre offers inclusive academic skills development to all students at SHU. We offer workshops, small group forums and 1-1s for all students to help you to develop your academic skills  throughout your studies.
Students working in the library on PCsLibrary Learning and Teaching 
Our subject librarians provide bookable academic skills training sessions, 1:1 help and advice, and online learning materials to build your skills in literature searching, referencing and using academic sources.
Close up of hard back books.Library Research Support

The Library Research Support team provides high quality information and advisory services. We support research students, researchers and research active academic staff and other university colleagues.


 

Student pointing to a graph made in statistical software.Maths and Stats
The Maths and Statistics Support Service (MASS) provides free individual support for any mathematical or statistical aspect of your course or research. Sessions are open to students of any level or course.
Student working on a computer wearing headphones.Assistive Technology

The Assistive Technology service promotes and trains on the assistive software available on AppsAnywhere.  Our sessions will provide you with practical tools for notetaking, time management, essay structuring and revision.


Students talking at a conversation club.University English Scheme
Students who are non-native English speakers can take advantage of the University English Scheme and the Language Advisory Service to develop their academic English. The modules are open to all students.

 
Students working in the STEM atriumDoctoral School

The Doctoral School coordinates the central training for Postgraduate Research (PGR) students. This includes non-credit bearing programmes as well as opportunities aligned to the Researcher Development Framework (RDF).


Student talking to an advisor.Inclusive support
The Inclusive Support team offer 1-1, practical support sessions for students who identify as having a mental health difficulty, AD(H)D or as being on the autism spectrum. You don’t need a formal diagnosis to access support.  
Student smiling.Student Funding

Our aim is to support you with any worries you have and help improve your money skills. We can enable you to create your own budget, maximise your income and reduce your spending where possible. 


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