Study Skills and English Language Support

Study Skills Support

The Skills for Learning team within Learning and Information Services (University library) can help you with essential study skills, whether you are returning to study after a while, or simply unfamiliar with the referencing this Univeristy uses. Skills for Learning offers a range of support from guides, to workshops and drop in sessions on a number of topics.Find out more at www.wlv.ac.uk/lib/skills-for-learning/

Changes to Referencing

From September 2018 The University of Wolverhampton will be adopting Cite Them Right as the preferred referencing style for all new students (levels 3, 4 and 7). The Library has subscribed to an online interactive guide Cite Them Right to support this move. Cite Them Right supports referencing systems including Harvard, Vancouver, APA, MLA, OSCOLA and MHRA.

Referencing correctly is important to demonstrate how widely you have researched your subject, to show the basis of your argument and conclusions and to avoid plagiarism. This involves noting down the source for any information that you access, recording in a systematic manner where you got the information from.

It has also been agreed that returning students, (level 5 and 6), can continue to use the referencing system they have used during their course. However students should always ask for guidance from their lecturer or supervisor.

English Language Development and Support

If English is not your first language (whether you’re a Home, EU, International or Distance Learning student), support is available from a team of Academic English tutors based in the International Academy. As language specialists we can advise on points of grammar, word choice, style and (in the case of oral assessments) pronunciation that will help you improve your academic performance. We can also help you develop the skills you need to write from sources (paraphrasing, summarising etc.) without committing plagiarism.

Join the Academic English Language Skills canvas course to access our online resources and sign up for 1-to-1 English tutorials.

Click here for an introductory video, or email Carol Bailey c.bailey@wlv.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Visit the International Academy website for more information or email ia@wlv.ac.uk.

Global Lounge

Global Lounge is a virtual space for students and staff to meet, discuss and celebrate the people and things that make our University so wonderfully diverse and unique. We meet on MS Teams and students are invited to share memories, photos and stories on a chosen theme. If you would prefer to just listen that's fine too! Themes we'll discuss include food, traditions, landscape, celebrations, festivals, faith, fashion, journeys and loads more.

All are welcome - whether you are a home or international student, whether you're studying in the UK or in a different time zone, whether English is your first or second (or third or fourth) language, we want to meet you. We all love looking at pictures, so you could prepare a powerpoint of images to share, upload photos directly to the Teams chat on the day or share your screen and take us on a Google image search. If you are feeling a bit shy and want to just listen and learn that's OK too!

Global Lounge takes place approximately every 3 weeks. For more information about dates and topics, please sign up to the Academic Coaches Canvas topic.

We hope to see you there. If you have any questions please e-mail sarah.zacharek@wlv.ac.uk

Last reviewed: 20th August 2020