Whether you are coming to UCS straight from further education, or you are a mature student returning to studying after a period away from education, we recognise that all students can benefit on occasion from additional help and advice with general study skills such as essay writing, time management, presentation skills, maths, research methods, and use of computers.
Learning Development Team
The Learning Development Team of qualified and experienced tutors at UCS Ipswich are known for providing friendly, informal and accessible advice and support.
Learning Development Centre
The Learning Development Centre at UCS Ipswich is located in an attractive suite of dedicated rooms within the Library. UCS run a daily programme of individual drop-in advice sessions and group workshops covering a range of study skills. These sessions are free and are open to students on all courses and at all levels.
Examples of popular Learning Development workshops include:
Harvard referencing and plagiarism
Essay writing and planning
Using PowerPoint to create academic posters
Analysing your research data
English language advice for international students
The Learning Development Centre also maintains a substantial resource bank of high quality study skills materials, which are available across the UCS Network through the Virtual Learning Environment.
Pre-entry Study Skills Courses
The Learning Development Centre runs a number of optional pre-entry study skills courses for new students, during the weeks before your course starts (in September or February). You will find out more about these courses when you apply to UCS and are offered a place.
Support for dyslexia or other specific learning differences
Additional study support for students with a diagnosis of dyslexia or other specific learning differences is provided through the specialist advisers in Student Support.
Examples of what students have said about the Learning Development Team.
“I needed some advice about my essay, and the feedback from the Learning Development Team was so helpful and useful about a lot of things that I could add/change in my essay which helped me improve my academic writing skills.”
“All of those helping me with English have been incredibly helpful. They have helped me with sentence structure, commas, semi-colons and colons."