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  • Upgrade Academic Skills Development

    Working with staff

    Thank you for taking the time to find out a little bit more about Upgrade and how we work with colleagues across the University to enhance the student experience. 

    Faculty-specific work

    We work with staff across the University on a range of issues from assignment briefs and feedback, to ways of teaching maths and stats, or working with WP or international students. We work closely with Faculties embedding study skills into modules, offering parallel courses for those who would like additional support, and running discipline-specific credit and non-credit modules. If you would like to know more about how we could work with you to improve the student experience, please contact upgrade@brookes.ac.uk.

    Helping students access the right support

    We help students throughout the year but find that early interventions work best. In particular, if you have concerns about a student’s use of English, please refer them to the Academic English team as soon as possible.

    Upgrade individual tutorials are available every day, often with very little notice required. In these sessions, tutors will work with students on a wide range of issues including building student confidence in writing, criticality, planning, and referencing. Tutorials are confidential and for students who do not have easy access to the Oxford campus in office hours, we offer some early evening and online appointments. 

    Our aim is to be as flexible as possible across all of our provision, tailoring support where it is needed. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like us to support your students.