Information For Staff

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301 is a centre for excellence in student skills training, support and development at the University of Sheffield. Part of Academic Programmes and Student Engagement, located at 301 Glossop Road, we provide Academic Skills Workshops, 1:1 Study Skills Appointments and a Maths and Statistics Help Service (MASH) in our bespoke teaching and study space.

301 Workshop Program

301 runs a programme of 1-1.5 hour Academic Skills Workshops and 1:1 Study Skills Appointments tailored to suit students at all levels of study and from all disciplines. Workshops and 1:1s are available on a sign-up basis throughout the teaching period with workshop sessions taking place on weekday evenings and Wednesday afternoons to fit in around students’ timetabled classes. Workshops can be attended on a one-off basis, or as part of a skills spine, with attendance at four workshops required to qualify for the 301 Academic Skills Certificate, which can be included on students’ HEAR. Our workshop programme includes the following topics:

Maths and Statistics Workshops

For a list of Maths and Statistics workshops, please visit the MASH programme here.

Collaboration with Departments

301 has worked with departments across all faculties to develop bespoke workshops, resources and learning materials to use within programmes of study. We welcome requests from academic departments to provide one-off or multiple workshops to students within a module or course of study. Previous models of departmental collaboration include:

  • Support for mapping and embedding of academic skills and/or maths and statistics skills within programmes
  • Working in collaboration with academic staff to develop tailored learning materials for modules and programmes
  • Creating and sharing digital and online resources for use within modules and programmes
  • Support and training for the embedded delivery of study skills and maths and statistics sessions within programmes
  • A core programme at 301 Academic Skills Centre of face-to-face study skills, maths and statistics workshops and 1:1 tutorials to support students’ co-curricular skills development
  • An Academic Skills Certificate to record and reward student engagement with co-curricular skills development opportunities
  • A Skills Audit and Skills Resource Bank to help students and tutors identify appropriate opportunities to develop academic skills

While we will endeavour to meet all requests for collaboration, please bear in mind that we are a small team with a limited capacity. Please get in touch as early as possible in the planning stages of modules and programmes to ensure a suitable lead-in time.

Study Skills Online

301 also hosts Study Skills Online; a student-facing repository of digital resources, downloads, information and links to support all areas of student learning and assessment. Please have a look around the pages to see if there is anything that would be useful for your teaching and get in touch with us if you identify any gaps or additional information that would be helpful to include.

Further Information

301 depends on the support of academic departments to raise awareness of our services among students and staff and to provide referrals to our workshops and 1:1s via Personal and Academic Tutors and module tutors. Further information about our services for students is available via the 301 homepage.

For general enquiries, or to express an interest in collaborating with 301, please contact 301: 301@sheffield.ac.uk, 0114 222 9744.