Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Development

We have invested in our team of learning development tutors - on a FHSS course, you will have access to support in developing the academic skills needed to succeed in your degree, and your confidence in them. This includes matters of academic style, data handling, research methods and - for students in SLAS - English language skills. 

Current students can access further details about their learning development tutors, or book appointments, through Moodle. Support is also available through the university’s Academic Skills Unit.

Learning Development Tutors

Institute of Criminal Justice Studies

In ICJS, your Learning Development Tutor is Gordon Scruton. Gordon's role is to help you in developing the skills you need to achieve academically while you are with us at ICJS.

Contact Gordon: gordon.scruton@port.ac.uk / +44 (0)23 9284 5743 / St George's Building, 4.04.

For more subject-specific support, ICJS runs online drop-in sessions for undergraduate distance learners fortnightly on Wednesday evenings.

Current students

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School of Education and Continuing Studies

In SECS, your Learning Development Tutors are Ian Johnson and April Chandler. They can assist with any skills that students need to succeed academically, individually or within small groups.

Contact LDTs: secslearningdevelopment@port.ac.uk / +44 (0)2392 845203 / St. George's Building Room 2.24 (right out of lift or staircase, end of corridor on the right).

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School of Languages and Area Studies

In SLAS, your Learning Development Tutors are:

  • Laura Seddon
  • Rhiannon Thompson
  • Cathy Willatt

Contact us: slaslearningdevelopment@port.ac.uk / +44 (0)23 9284 6055
Park Building: Office 3.05

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School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies

In SSHLS, your Learning Development Tutors are:

  • Laura Barclay
  • Becky Scott
Contact us: email sshlslearningdevelopment@port.ac.uk, phone 023 9284 2172, or visit us in Milldam LA Block, second floor. 

Current students

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Research skills support

This is for all Undergraduate and Postgraduate students in FHSS at any stage, who need additional support with developing skills to work with statistics and quantitative research skills.

Your Research Skills Support tutor is Dr Stephanie Bennett.

Current students

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