Workshops, tutorials and online resources to support you with your studies.
Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS)
Studying for a degree is different to studying at school. You will be asked to complete assignments in ways you may not have experienced before, such as: researching, referencing, being analytical/critical, and writing in an academic style. You will also be expected to take more control of your own learning
The Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) can support you in developing new skills, managing your studies, developing your thinking, understanding and communication. We offer:
- Workshops on topics such as notetaking, essay writing, critical thinking, revision and exam strategies
- The VALUE programme offers tailored academic support for:
- In addition to our VALUE programmes we also have other initiatives tailored to:
- You can also become an Academic Peer Mentor and help other students with their studies.
A good place to start, for all your studying needs, is your academic adviser. They can help you with most things academic, including exams, attendance and study support.
Faculty, school and student reps
Your faculty, school and student reps can be used as a form of support and are there to make sure your views get heard. Find your reps on Kent Union's website or GK Unions' website if you're in Medway.
English language support
If English is not your first language, you can take English Language and Academic Skills (ELAS) modules, with the Centre for English and World Languages (CEWL). ELAS modules are free and help you improve your academic English language skills in the following areas:
- essay writing
- seminar discussion and presentation skills
- listening/note taking
- academic reading
ELAS also offers individual writing and speaking tutorials and gives you the chance to discuss your specific language difficulties with an English language tutor.
For more information, please visit the CEWL webpages.