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Thursday 20 November 2014

What do you know about Succeed@Solent?

As Carina wrote in our last post, I am responsible for the day to day running of the succeed@solent online study skills website. This site, which has been operating in various forms for more than five years, was revamped in 2012 and was awarded the JISC Hi5 Learning Award one year later.

Intended to be clear, concise and beneficial to both staff and students, succeed@solent operates as a self-paced, self-study website which users can access as much or as little as they need to. Topics covered on the site include research, assignment writing, critical thinking, academic referencing and examination skills to name just a few.

The succeed@solent homepage

This collection of academic study guides has become one of the most popular resources on the University’s virtual learning environment, and the fact that this content is under a creative commons licence – meaning that FE colleges, distance learners, international students and the general public can also make use of it – is a particular strength.

The site also includes videos and worksheets which have been designed to aid you with your study and help to equip you with the skills which modern employers are looking for.

To take a look for yourself, why not visit our popular Harvard Referencing guide, or check out our homepage for a more extensive list of the downloadable resources and study skills ‘books’.

Helen, one half of the succeed@solent team

Tired of online? Bamboozled by technology? There is help for you too! Whilst the site operates as a standalone resource, the learning skills team (Carina Buckley and myself, Helen Capstick) are available for one to one appointments in which we are more than happy to discuss your learning needs in an informal setting, away from the glare of the computer screen.

And finally, to social media. As the succeed@solent site continues to be updated, expanded and improved, a Facebook page and Twitter feed (@SucceedAtSolent) have been launched to engage with succeed@solent users and help them to play a far more significant role in the future development of the site.

We welcome feedback and new ideas on all aspects of the site so that it can continue to provide the most up to date and relevant academic support for all. So, email, follow and like us now – succeed@solent needs you!