Welcome to the Learning Hub

The Learning Hub is located on the ground floor of the Library and provides practical advice, workshops and tutorials on developing your writing, referencing, literature searching, academic skills and maths.

Opening hours

The service is open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9am-7pm and Wed 10am-7pm during termtime (Mon, Tues, Thurs Fri 9am-5pm and Wed 10am-5pm during vacations). You can also contact us by emailing the library at libraryhelp@tees.ac.uk or by telephoning 01642 342100.

What kind of student uses the service?

Well, every kind, pretty much - from first-year students who are learning study skills to students who want help with third-year dissertations and projects. Postgraduate students, part-time and outreach students and students from all the Schools in the University use the service. Whatever stage you've reached in your studies, we hope that you'll be able to find something useful here, to help you with your work as a student.

Before you book a tutorial

Before you book a tutorial, consider the other sources of help -

What to expect from tutorials

Our one to one tutorials are there to help you develop your academic skills. As sessions are only 30 minutes, you need to decide in advance what you would like to focus on.
If you would like us to look at a sample of your work, please email it in advance of the tutorial to the tutor.
Please also send the assessment criteria and any relevant feedback.

Please remember:

Booking tutorials

You can book a tutorial with one of our advisors online - see http://tees.libguides.com/learninghubtutorials

(You will need your Teesside University email address)

Alternatively, you can:

Maths support

As well as one-to-one tutorials, maths support for drug calculations may be found at http://tees.libguides.com/content.php?pid=311581&sid=3499023. This site includes handouts from maths workshops, links to online tutorials and to recommended textbooks.

Online support

This is an academic skills website. It's an online version of the Learning Hub at Teesside University.

In addition to this site, details of the Succeed@Tees workshops available from the Learning Hub may be found at http://tees.libguides.com/workshops. The Succeed@Tees site also includes powerpoints and handouts from the workshops as well as recommendations for further reading.

What's in this site?

There are sections on different aspects of academic writing from spelling and apostrophes, to writing well-constructed paragraphs, and how to connect your ideas and arguments together.

There is a section on writing essays: how to get started, and how to get the most out of your reading and research. We've also included samples of real students' essays, with comments, so you can see how essays get good marks, and also see some things to avoid.

The site includes advice about plagiarism and references.

There is information about exams and how to prepare for them.

Throughout the site, there are self-assessment tests, for example in apostrophes, spelling, writing style and plagiarism. There's a lot in the site. We hope that you find something to interest you here. And we hope you'll enjoy it too - we've tried to make Study Skills as interesting as we can.

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