Centre for Academic Success - staff information

Centre for Academic Success

Our goal is to work with academic staff in exploring their students' needs around academic and assessment literacy, and assist them in identifying and implementing effective approaches to meeting those needs.

To do this, we recommend that academic literacy skills, for example academic writing and reading skills, are embedded within programme teaching. This gives a discipline focus to the development of these vital skills and emphasises their relevance to students' studies. To assist with this, CAS offers a consultancy service to academic staff.

Our consultancy service

Individual lecturers or programme/module teams can book time with one of our Senior Learner Developers to work on approaches to embedding academic literacy into their teaching and the development of teaching resources.

In some cases we are able to offer delivery or co-delivery of sessions.

We also work with academics to develop crucial assessment literacy skills in their students.

Academic and assessment literacy consultancy

We can offer ideas, advice and co-delivery based on our experience and knowledge of practices inside and outside the University on the following:

Embedding academic literacy
  • Academic reading and writing
  • English
  • Critical analysis
  • Referencing and plagiarism
  • Reflective writing
  • Dissertation skills
  • Study skills
  • Professional skills
Assessment literacy
  • Assignment brief design
  • Preparing students for assignments
  • Helping students understand assignment briefs
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Revision and exam techniques

Get in touch

Please feel free to contact us regarding any of these issues:

Or drop in to our office for a chat and a coffee: 

Room C033A, Curzon Building

Further support

We work alongside our colleagues in other parts of the Education Development Service who offer a broad consultancy service to academic staff and teams, through Academic programme support, a range of Individual professional development, or advice and guidance in Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching.