The Skills Centre is offering a range of ways to develop your academic writing while working remotely:
You can book a remote 30 minute one to one appointment with an Academic Skills Adviser to discuss your academic writing – these can take place via telephone or using Blackboard Collaborate (a web chat tool that allows screen sharing). View our current appointments or for up-to-date availability see Unihub.
We offer a limited number of appointments after 5pm from Tuesday-Thursday: view our calendar to book.
We offer online webinars, on topics including academic writing, critical writing and writing for your dissertation or extended project. View our calendar for a full schedule of webinars and to book your place.
Virtual drop-ins: Every Wednesday, 4-6pm
Do you have a quick question about your studies?
finding books and journal articles
planning and writing your assignments
formatting a long document in Word
choosing and using statistical tools
building your confidence with numbers
thinking and writing critically
using APA referencing
Each week on a Wednesday 4-6pm you can drop-in to our Virtual Waiting Room in Blackboard and meet 1-1 with:
You can also access the following services and self-directed study resources to develop your writing:
Studiosity - Studiosity provides an online writing feedback service and a live chat service (Connect Live). You can use these services up to 8 times each academic year – be sure to check your current allowance before submitting. They are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.
Tip - A Connect Live chat counts as one of your 8 annual ‘interactions’ – if you have questions on your Studiosity feedback or your written work, consider booking a 1-1 with the Skills Centre instead.
Online study guides – In-depth self-study guides on a wide range of academic skills topics, including downloadable worksheets and ‘quick-read’ resources for studying in short bursts.
Skills for Study – Log in with your SHU credentials to access online learning modules on key academic skills topics including critical thinking, academic writing and research planning.