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Essential Skills Portal: Get feedback on my work

Get Feedback on Your Work

Use this section to learn more about the Studiosity writing feedback service available to all students.

You can also view the University’s guidance on external proofreaders.


Studiosity

Studiosity is a free online writing feedback and live chat service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year available to all students. 

 

  • Online Writing Feedback: you can upload an extract of your writing (up to 2500 words) and you will receive feedback outlining ways in which you can develop your academic work.
  • Connect Live Chat: you can ask a question about your academic writing, study or research skills – interacting with a tutor via text or voice chat and an interactive whiteboard.

Studiosity explained by a student (Video)

How to use Studiosity

How to Access Studiosity

You access Studiosity via Blackboard following these simple steps:

  • Step 1Sign into Blackboard.

  • Step 2: Scroll down to the "More key tools and links" section and select the link -  Studiosity (feedback on your work)

  • Step 3: Login using your pin or create a new free account if it is your first time using the service. 

 

Screenshot showing the Studiosity link as the forth option, in the left hand column, of the "more key tools and links" section, on the Blackboard homepage.

 

Making the Most of Your Feedback

Maximise your feedback by combining it with support available from Skills Centre (available to all students). You can:

  • Book a 30 minute 1 to 1 appointment with an Academic Skills Advisor (online or on-campus). You can use your Studiosity feedback report to guide your discussion.
  • Attend a webinar in an area you want to improve. Topics include:
    • Introduction to Academic Writing.
    • Planning and Structuring Assignments .
    • Critical Writing.
    • Reflective Writing.
    • Report Writing.

 

Studiosity Usage

Please note:

In the 2022/23 academic year (1st August 2022 - July 31st 2023), you can upload up to 8 samples of work of up to 2,500 words each (or a combination of 8 submissions and chats with Connect Live).

Please be aware that we are not able to grant anyone additional submissions to Studiosity, so plan how you can best use these 8 feedback opportunities across the academic year.