How coaching groups can support your student journey

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by the Student Journey Team

In sport, the role of a coach is to support the people participating, reach their full potential. And when it comes to academic coaching it’s just the same!

During Block Zero, you’ll be put into coaching groups hosted in a Microsoft Teams site. Your group will be made up of around ten students within your programme areas and you’ll be able to meet up and work with your group virtually.

Once Teaching Block One and Two start, you’ll then be timetabled to meet up with six other groups of ten students, every two weeks for an hour and a half. During these sessions, the team coach that’s been assigned to you will present a pre-recorded lecture to you based around one of the 5 secrets to success. You’ll then break off into your coaching group to complete activities which will build on that theme and help you reflect on your experiences.

By working in a group and with your coach, you’ll be able to support each other to seek solutions to any issues you might be experiencing. You’ll also have the chance to build on your learnings from Block Zero, gain confidence and feel empowered to make the most of your opportunities at UWE.

We hope you enjoy working with your coaching groups and enjoy all that university life has to offer!

Study skills support

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by Library Services

We’re here to help you to gain the study skills you need at university and beyond. A great place to start is our preparing for study webpage which is is full of advice and online tutorials designed to get you ready for academic study.

Here’s just a few of the ways you can get support from the library.

Online workbooks

You can use our online workbooks on reading and making notes, referencing and academic and critical writing.

Workshops

Library staff run study skills workshops, covering key skills such as referencing, using your reading and critical writing skills.

Talk to us

Just visit any of our Libraries and talk to us – or ask a question through our 24/7 online chat service (which you can access from the Library website).

When you get feedback from your first assignment, we can help you to understand and benefit from this and target the improvements you want to make before your next submission.

English language support

Sign up to our workshops on our Communication Skills for International Students programme. Each Faculty has specialist study support staff who provide help ranging from writing to mathematics and programming.

Discover more of our workshops, support and online tutorials on our study skills webpage.