Wednesday, 4 September 2013

All About the LDU - Learning Development Unit

Widening Participation (WP) is an important priority for all Universities, and Bucks is no exception. What does WP mean? It means extending access to higher education to all students, regardless of race, class, gender, sexual orientation or disability. Some of our students may need a little extra help outside of their regular classes, and that is where the LDU, or Learning Development Unit, comes in.

The LDU works with students to help develop their academic abilities and improve their grades, whatever their course, year, or ability level. Much of this involves one-to-one tutorials, so that they can tailor their input to the specific needs of individual students. They also work with small groups and run workshops.

Perhaps a student has trouble taking notes in class. Some students find academic research difficult, or (a very common challenge), doing evidence-based academic writing. The LDU can help with this, to help you to get the most out of your time here at Bucks.

They can support you in accessing and using online resources effectively in your learning. They also offer support in numeracy, financial and statistical skills and can advise you on effective time and task management strategies. The LDU also has expertise in supporting students whose first language is not English.

For more information about the Learning Development Unit, click here.  To get in touch, or to make an appointment at either campus, e-mail them at or phone on 01494 603070.


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