Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Academic skills building model

This section of the toolkit is generated entirely by University of Edinburgh staff sharing examples of how they have integrated academic skills development into their teaching practice.

Building skills

The structure of this section differs slightly from the rest of the toolkit as it offers an opportunity for teaching colleagues across the university to share their own transitions practice and activities.

The Academic Skills Building model refers to the subject-specific skills development work that academic staff embed into their own programmes throughout the year. Much of this good practice already exists at the University and this section will aim to capture that.


Examples from the IAD Study Development Transitions Toolkit Showcase, May 2016

Contribute to this toolkit

Colleagues are invited to contribute academic skills building work that they do with their students to the toolkit by contacting the Academic Transitions Adviser, Abby Shovlin:

Abby Shovlin

Academic Developer (Student Transitions)

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Support for your undergraduate students

If you would like to speak to the IAD's Study Development Team about study skills provision for your students, then please email:

1-1 study development advice

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