Student Learning

This academic year your learning will be a mix of face-to-face teaching, remote online learning and digitally extended classrooms, which we call blended learning. Follow this handy guide to online learning from the Student Learning team to find out: 

  • what you can expect from your teaching sessions and assessment
  • how you can structure your independent study time
  • how you can look after yourself in the online world
  • how you can stay in touch with people on your course
  • what support is available for you online
  • frequently asked questions.

Guide to online learning for students

Our Writing Cafe is running online.

As a University of Plymouth student you have access to the Digital Writing Café every week day during term time.

When you join the Writing Cafe our host will assign you to a breakout room. You can think of this as a table at the Writing Café on campus. A Writing Mentor will be sitting there ready to talk to you with their cup of coffee. All you will need to do is share your screen so they can see your writing and you can start the conversation.

You can speak with our Learning Developers in your Faculty through Zoom.

Faculty of Health – Wednesdays 10:00–12:00
Faculty of Science and Engineering – Thursdays 10:00–12:00
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business – Fridays 10:00–12:00

Open hours will reopen the week of Monday 28 September 2020.

You can access Open Hours here (log on required).

About students

We understand student learning. Within the team we have a range of expertise about the ways students learn. Our knowledge includes student identity and belonging, student experience and engagement, academic writing practices and social learning spaces. We are research led and have active involvements with national professional networks for Learning Development as well as Peer Learning.

For students

We work for students, by delivering teaching sessions tailored to their needs and disciplines in a way they can understand. We also offer individual tutorials where students can receive individual attention as well as producing digital resources for independent and distance study. 

With students

We help student workers to develop their understanding, knowledge and experience to support their peers and provide a community and sense of belonging.

Staff and students can find out more by visiting the Student Learning Services site (log-in required). 

Take advantage of our study guides

Get helpful tips on a wide range of topics, from improving your notemaking and writing essays, and ways to improve your organisation skills and planning presentations.

Meet the learning development team