Academic staff support

The Skills Team within the University Library provides both teaching and research support for academic members of staff. This page provides information about both offers. If you want to get in touch with us to arrange a consultation or appointment, please use the webform below

Supporting Teaching

The Skills Team can help support academic staff with embedding skills development practices into the curriculum. Support can include:

  • Helping to develop skills development resources for taught sessions or as online resources in Canvas
  • Acting as consultants and course designers for skills-related areas of the curriculum
  • Supporting your delivery of skills-related content through providing and contextualising session plans, online content, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and handouts
  • Providing direct teaching in the curriculum where appropriate, specifically where it helps to have an expert from our team support a lecture or other session
  • Helping you develop new skills so you can pass these on to your students
  • Training on the reading list software, Talis Aspire
  • Supporting the provision of Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) in your academic modules.

Supporting Research

The Skills Team can support research and academic staff with their own skills development. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Expert literature searching and systematic review
  • Bibliographic management (EndNote & RefWorks)
  • Specialist analysis software (NVivo to expert level & introductory use of IMB SPSS)
  • Microsoft Office for research purposes
  • Survey Design and JISC OnlineSurveys


Research and academic staff are welcome to attend any of our postgraduate workshops or webinars and access our online guides.


Book a teaching consultation or research appointment

Please fill in the form below to arrange either a teaching consultation or research appointment. A member of the Skills Team will be in touch to arrange an appropriate appointment time.