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Academic Skills and Student Engagement Team

The Academic Skills and Student Engagement Team is dedicated to helping students to enhance their academic success and get the most out of their educational experience.

ASSET supports students to become confident and capable independent learners through:

  • academic skills support provision in Study Zone
  • tailored lectures and workshops embedded within disciplines

ASSET also works closely with academics, professional services staff and students to establish successful Peer Support programmes that enable students to deepen their subject knowledge and/or ease their transition to university life.

Our team

Contact Details

For general enquiries, please contact


Dr Caitlin Kight

Manager of Academic Development and Enhancement

Kellie Cox

Study Zone Manager

Emma Norman

Study Zone Coordinator 

Tom Allars

Academic and Student Engagement Officer

Dr Rachel Canter

Academic Skills Adviser

Claire Davey-Potts

Academic Skills Adviser

Amanda Pocklington

Academic Skills Adviser

John Shanahan Academic Skills Adviser
Alison Shaw Academic Skills Adviser
Jennie Fox Study Skills Digital Coordinator
Yoshi Pakalkaite Study Skills Digital Coordinator
Savas Yuce Maths and Stats Skills Adviser