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Academic Skills Project

‌The Academic Skills Project provides subject specific training in academic skills.‌  Workshops are designed and delivered by post-graduate students within participating schools.

Any enquiries may be addressed to

The workshop programmes are currently under development and will be running during Semester 1 2020-2021 in the following schools:

Schools Contact Coordinator
Classics Carolyn La Rocco
Computer Science Janis Wong
Divinity Martina Vercesi
English Parker Gordon
Film Studies Anushrut Ramakrishnan Agrwaal
Geography & Sustainable Development Mary Abed Al Ahad
History look out for internal emails  
International Relations Maria Dalton
Modern Languages Amy McTurk
Psychology  Francesca Fotheringham
Social Anthropology Sonja Dobroski

Further information about how to participate will be available once the workshop programmes are finalised.

History and Benefits of the Project

The Academic Skills Project started in 2012 as a pilot scheme in the School of History; in 2013 the initiative was awarded funding from the Enhancement Theme under 'Supporting the Curriculum'. Since 2014 the project has been funded by CAPOD and was rolled out initially to the Arts Faculty, and the following year to the Sciences. The programme has received consistently positive feedback, both from the undergraduates attending workshops and the postgradautes delivering the programme. In its busiest year, returned evaluation forms suggest that the project attracted over 900 workshop attendees. Although some of these attendees participated in more than one workshop, the number of unique participants overall was significant.

For more information on the structure or history of the project, please contact Dr Eilidh Harris (, Student Developer.

To find out more about the benefits of the scheme, please watch the videos below. Please note that since the videos were filmed CAPOD has split into two units; the student and teaching and learning focussed elements of CAPOD are now the Centre for Educational Enhancement and Development (CEED).