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

Darren Thompson, Learning Technologist

Helen Rea, Associate Learning Technologist

Darren and Helen offer one to one, staff development sessions or bespoke group sessions.

They cover:

  • Learning technologies such as Moodle, Turnitin, MAF Online, ChiPlayer (Panopto)
  • Teams for education
  • Advice on blended learning, gamification, flipping the classroom, distance learning and interactive voting systems
  • Developing Digital Literacy courses
  • Electronic Management of Assignments (EMA)
  • Online module evaluation feedback
  • Twitter in education
  • Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and 360
Visit our Technology Enhanced Learning page for more information

IT Skills Trainer

Dan Carline, IT Skills Trainer

Dan offers one to one, staff development sessions, or bespoke group sessions.

He covers:

  • Office 365 utilities - email and calendar
  • Microsoft Office programmes such as Word; Excel; PowerPoint; OneDrive; OneNote; Outlook desktop client
  • Teams for Business use
  • Windows 10 support
  • Assistive technologies
  • Student Attendance Management (SAM)
  • IT tips, tricks and timesaving
Visit the IT Skills page for more information

Academic Skills

Alison Wright, Academic Skills Adviser

Alison offers one-to-one tutorials and group workshops focusing 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.

She 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
Visit our Academic Skills page for more information

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