10th December 2018CCI Facilities and Students

Learning Support Tutors

Academic and creative skills support for your studies.

Our Academic Skills Tutors and Creative Skills Tutors in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries offer academic support to all our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

You can get support with your theoretical and academic assessment-based skills, and they can help you develop the practical knowledge and expertise you can use now and in the future.

Our Student Engagement Advisors can offer additional help with things like academic, personal, or financial pressures.

Academic Skills support

During term time, Faculty Academic Skills Tutors are available for bookable 1-to-1 sessions, small group sessions and online sessions. These sessions are tailored to your needs.

Support is available for skills including:

  • University study
  • Getting into the right study mindset
  • Note-taking and note-making skills
  • Referencing
  • Presentation skills
  • Time management, planning, and goal setting
  • Critical creative thinking
  • Avoiding plagiarism

Academic Skills Tutors

Contact our tutors via cciacademicskills@port.ac.uk.

Book a 1:1 coaching session

If you'd like to book a 1:1 study coaching session, you can do so via Moodle.

Creative Skills support

Our Creative Skills Tutors offer workshops and 1-to-1 sessions in many areas, from software and hardware skills to video production techniques and drawing classes.

If you're looking for extra guidance, want to learn additional skills or a new skill from outside your degree studies, you can call in to find out what’s on offer. As a CCI student, you can sign up for free to any of the Creative Skills workshops or activities.

Group workshops and 1-to-1 tutorials are available in areas such as:

  • Image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Film, television and video editing software such as Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro
  • Architectural modelling (CAD) software, e.g. SketchUp, Revit and AutoCAD
  • Post-production and special effects software, including After Effects
  • Sound production software and techniques including Pro Tools and Audition
  • Television studio video camera setup and use, studio lighting, sound recording
  • Life drawing, observational and perspective drawing

Creative Skills tutors

Ryan Brady - ryan.brady@port.ac.uk

Stephen Hall - stephen.hall@port.ac.uk

Book a Creative Skills session

Find more information about Creative Skills support, such as how to book a 1-to-1 session, on the department's Moodle page.

Creative Skills is an official Certiport exam centre, where students on level 6 or level 7 of their degree can take the Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) exams free. Please find us on Moodle for further help.

Student Support Adviser

Academic, personal or financial pressures during your studies can make things more difficult and lead to a lack of attendance or reduced work quality. You don't need to struggle alone.

Our Student Engagement Adviser offers support and guidance if you're experiencing any of these difficulties, or are concerned about someone who is.

You can get help and support such as:

  • Confidential discussions on academic, personal and financial matters
  • Impartial advice
  • A gateway to other university support services
  • Assistance finding specialist support
  • Clarification of student-focused university policies
  • Assistance with extenuating circumstance forms
  • Resources to help kick bad studying habits

Contact and availability

You can contact the Student Engagement Adviser on Tuesdays–Fridays. You can book appointments by emailing ccistudentsupport@port.ac.uk or calling on +44 (0)23 9284 5458.

For out-of-hours crises

In an emergency and for out-of-hours security, please call the Security Lodge on +44 (0)23 9284 3418 (or 84 3418 from halls landlines). They can advise you on who the relevant person is to help, and they can also contact the on-call Chaplain for advice.