MORE STUDY SKILLS SESSIONS


 

THE IDEA

Students wanted more study skills sessions to help them excel academically.

 

ACTION

  • The Education Officer is planning on running a campaign aimed at helping students with their stress levels due to assignments, but it will also provide further help from Study Skills.
  • Support from the University's Study Skills department can be accessed via Unilife
  • Faculty librarians are a great source of help for academic support.

 

UPDATE

OCTOBER 16TH

  • The Education Officer worked with the University on the International Day Against Contract Cheating, which followed on from a Student Voice Representative research project on Contract Cheating (Joshua Brown, SVR for Computing and Maths 18/19). 

 

NOVEMBER 5TH

  • The Education Officer's campaign, Stress Less, will run in January. More information will be available closer to the campaign. 

 

NOVEMBER 19TH

  • On the 16th of October, the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science and the Students’ Union organised a stall based in Treforest Library and the Students’ Union in Treforest to recognise the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating. Contract cheating is when students pay for someone to complete their work for them and submit it as their own. Recognising that this is a growing issue where students are often targeted by contract cheating services, the University and the Students’ Union, with the help of Student Voice Representatives, wanted to raise awareness of the issue and to promote our internal services available that students can access should they need additional support. Study Skills, based in each library on our campuses, can offer help with different requirements such as referencing, academic writing and essay guidance. As part of our Stress Less Campaign, our Education Officer will be highlighting the importance of recognising contract cheating and to help students understand what academic integrity means.

 

WHAT YOU SAID

"More skills sessions."

"More study skills sessions."

"I would love to see more extracurricular essay writing lessons available."

 

  

 

HOW IT WORKS

1. Students submit ideas during Change Week.

2. Teams of students gather to hack solutions to the biggest problems.

3. Teams pitch their ideas to a panel of University big wigs.

4. SU Officers and teams work with staff to make the ideas a reality.