Centre for Academic Success - student support
Centre for Academic Success
CAS online support
The Centre for Academic Success offers several ways for students to obtain support when off-campus:
- Advice for studying online – a short document with tips and advice for getting the most out of your time spent studying online.
- Study guides – our study guides are available from our student resource Moodle page.
- Workshop presentations and resources – slides, activities and videos from our programme of open-access workshops, available from our student resource Moodle page.
- Success online course – a Moodle based course introducing academic writing, referencing, study skills and maths, aimed at Level 3 and 4 students, but available to all. Enrol on the course.
- Email and MS Teams tutorials – for feedback and advice on assignments, English, maths, study skills etc - book using our usual system.
- Quick question forum – available on our student resource Moodle page for students to ask quick questions..
The Centre for Academic Success is the University's central learning development service. Our aim is to help you develop all of the necessary academic, technical and numerical skills you need to progress and successfully complete your course.
We are based on the first floor of the Curzon Building in Room C142. We have a front desk overlooking the Success+ Assessment Centre, open Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm. We also provide some services across the University.
If you are looking to take the Steps to Success Discovery Tool, please follow this link.
Still can't find us?
We have directions to our office on our internal iCity pages:
Additionally, we provide some extra support for staff members. You can find out more about this here.
How we can help you succeed
The Centre for Academic Success can help with:
- Academic essay and report writing
- Presentation skills
- Maths and statistics
- Computing and programming
- Project management
- Study skills
We are here to help, whatever your level of study. We offer:
- One-to-one and small group tutorial sessions
- Academic and personal development workshops
- Online study resources
- Feedback on your assignment drafts
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Workshops and tutorials
All of our listed workshops are available for any student in the university to attend.
We also run some drop in sessions where our tutors will be available for you to seek support without having to book ahead.
If you cannot find a workshop or drop in that you think will help you, consider booking a tutorial.
Tutorials are available for all students to attend, and there are slots available for 30 minutes or one hour. In this time you will see a tutor who can help you with any specific issues you are having.
It is recommended that you look to see if there are any workshops that will answer any questions you have before booking a one to one tutorial.
We have created and collated a range of online resources, which may help address some of your queries or issues.
Subject Specific Help
If you still feel you need more support after viewing any of these resources, feel free to attend a workshop, or book a tutorial, where we can help you further.
Help for international students
International students can access any of the support that we give to all students, including all of our workshops.
We also offer some support specifically for international students, like our English language workshops and conversation clubs, tutorials for English language support, and resources specifically designed around English language support.
Student life coaching
Student life coaching is a service in place for first year repeating students. Our Student Life Coaches are here to help you explore your individual strengths and challenges so you can achieve your academic goals. We work with you on a 1:1 basis to improve your study strategies, your time management and organisational skills and other skills that lead directly to academic success and deeper learning.Find out more
Specific learning differences (such as dyslexia)
If you have been identified as having a specific learning difference, such as dyslexia, we can offer you the same sort of support we give to all students, with any necessary reasonable adjustments.
If you think you may have a specific learning difference, or need specialised support around this, you should contact the Disability Support team here.
- Tel: 0121 331 7685
- Email: email@example.com
Please contact us for more information about the services we provide, or for any requests for bespoke workshops or talks.