Welcome to the Learning Hub
The former DISSC service has been replaced by the Learning Hub. The Learning Hub service is being developed in a partnership approach with Schools and Departments.
The Learning Hub is located on the ground floor of the Library and provides practical advice, workshops and tutorials on developing your study skills and maths.
The service is open Mon-Fri 9am-7pm during termtime, and Mon-Fri 9am-5pm during vacations. You can also contact us by emailing the library at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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, it's a good idea to decide what you would like to focus on. For example, you might want to bring some of the following:
- A marked assignment so that tutors can see your feedback
- Module handbook
- An outline of the assessment criteria for an assignment
- A timetable of submission dates to talk about how you will plan your time
The aim of the sessions is to focus on your learning so we won't proofread work or write your essay for you. Instead tutors will tailor the session to your individual needs and provide guidance on how you can further develop your skills to study. This is an opportunity to try new approaches and to experiment with what works for you.
- If you'd like the tutor to comment on a draft assignment, please email it in advance of the tutorial, so that we can make best use of the tutorial time.
- We are not able to provide subject specific advice. Staff at the desk in the Learning Hub can advise on who to contact in your School for this type of advice
- We cannot proofread your work - but can discuss how to develop your own proof reading skills
- We can help with structure and clarity of your assignments but will not be able to comment on the quality of your work
- At busy times, you may have to wait for an appointment. We do our best to see you as soon as possible but appointments are often in high demand. Staff at the desk in the Learning Hub may be able to signpost you to some useful resources or workshops that may also help you.
To book an appointment with our Maths Advisor you can book your own appointment online - Book an appointment
(Please note that online appointment booking is a pilot service - you will need your Teesside University email address)
Alternatively, you can:
- go to the Learning Hub in person (ground floor of the Library)
- email: email@example.com
- phone: 01642 342100
As well as the 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.
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.
There is information about exams and how to prepare for
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.