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Academic and Study Skills Tutor (3121)

Academic and Study Skills Tutors are based in faculties and are part of a central service in the Directorate of Student Support Services. Working closely with departments, academic colleagues and support staff, Academic and Study Skills Tutors key aim is to promote academic success and an enhanced learning experience for students by supporting and advising students on a range of academic and study skills. This is achieved through the co-ordination and delivery of an inclusive service, which complements the academic curricula. As a result, Academic and Study Skills Tutors work across all student levels (foundation through to Doctoral) and across all programmes. Ultimately, working this role the Academic and Study Skills Tutors contribute to the innovative development, implementation and delivery of Learner Development provision to prepare, develop and empower students to excel at Manchester Metropolitan University.

From first impressions through to everyday advice and career guidance, our sector-leading Student and Academic Services department is responsible for the entire university experience of our students. Spanning the complete student lifecycle, we take students on their journey from enquiry through to enrolment and on-course support, plus graduation and beyond. As part of our team you’ll be able to have a lasting and positive impact on the lives and futures of our students.

Some of the key responsibilities of your role will be:

  • Develop and deliver regular non-subject specific study skills materials for workshops, webinars and 1-1 sessions (e.g. time-management, report writing, critical thinking) endeavouring to meet the needs of all students, including distance learners. Study Skills is a key part of the role; candidates are expected to have experience in producing and delivering non-subject specific study skills sessions and developing web based support materials.
  • Work collaboratively with academic colleagues to help scaffold the student learning experience by embedding support into programmes, delivering innovative and engaging sessions that appreciates each learner as unique.
  • Develop the Learner Development provision by remaining active in the different communities and sharing best practice within the team.

Alongside Study Skills experience, candidates are expected to understand the issues affecting students’ learning experience in a diverse higher education environment. You will also be able to ensure effective referral for students, who may need additional study skills or other specialist support/guidance. Applicants must be educated to degree level or equivalent and have a Postgraduate certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, or equivalent membership (e.g. Higher Education Academy).

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please submit your CV and Covering Letter via our application portal. For informal enquiries, please contact Avril Buchanan (Head of Academic and Study Skills) on

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

We welcome applications from those with experience in teaching BTEC subjects and having taught in Further Education.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 7 (£30,942 to £34,804)
  • Closing Date:
    20 April 2021
  • Contract Type:
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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