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.
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
- Opening presentation: Abby Shovlin, Academic Transitions Advisor
- 'Making Transitions Personal', pre-arrival questionnaire: Liz Dobson-McKittrick and Susan Bird
- International Foundation Programme: Anthea Coleman-Chan
- Childhood Practice: Kristina Konstantoni and Lynn McNair
- Induction in the School of Mathematics: George Kinnear
- Peer Support and Peer Learning: Katie Scott
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:
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: