Skills and training

The Skills Team is led by Roz Hall, the Learning Technologies & Skills Development Manager

They are available to support, advise, and train in the following areas:

Technology Enhanced Learning Team


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Darren Thompson: Learning Technologist


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Helen Rea: Associate Learning Technologist

Darren and Helen offer one to one, staff development sessions or bespoke group sessions, contact: or visit our Technology Enhanced Learning Team page for more information.

They cover:

  • Learning Technologies such as Moodle, Turnitin, MAF Online, ChiPlayer (Panopto);
  • Advice on Blended learning, Gamification,Flipping the classroom, Distance learning and Interactive voting systems;
  • Developing Digital Literacy courses
  • Electronic Management of Assignments (EMA);
  • Bristol Online Surveys (BOS) for Module Evaluation Feedback
  • Twitter in education;
  • Augmented reality (AR) virtual reality (VR), and 360;


IT Skills Trainer

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Dan Carline IT Skills Trainer

Dan offers one to one, staff development sessions or bespoke group sessions, contact: or visit his IT Skills page for more information.

He covers:

  • Office 365 utilities - email and calendar;
  • Microsoft office programmes such as Word; Excel; PowerPoint; OneDrive; OneNote; Outlook desktop client;
  • Skype for Business;
  • Windows 10 support;
  • Assistive technologies;
  • SAM (Student Attendance Management);
  • IT tips, tricks and timesaving

Creative Skills Team


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Lana King: Creative skills specialist


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Marvin Belle: Creative skills specialist

Lana and Marvin offer one to one, staff development sessions or bespoke group sessions, contact: or visit our Creative Skills page for more information.

They cover:

  • Video editing - Final Cut X, Adobe Premiere
  • Image editing - Adobe Photoshop
  • Audio editing - Logic Pro X, Adobe Audition, Sibelius
  • Desktop publishing - Adobe InDesign
  • Mac OS support


Academic skills


Matthew Sitch,  

Academic Skills Adviser

Matthew offers one-to-one tutorials and group workshops focussing on the skills you need to be successful with your studies.

Advice is for all students, no matter what level or degree you are studying. , contact: or visit our Academic Skills page for more information.

He covers:

  • Referencing
  • Academic writing
  • Essay planning & structuring
  • Critical thinking & writing
  • Dissertations
  • Exams & revision
  • Reading & note-taking
  • Presentations & posters
  • Grammar & punctuation 
  • Reflective writing
  • Time management / organisation

    Please note, in addition the Library team offer training in library skills.