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Adam Devine

Academic Skills Advisor

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Adam Devine

Academic Skills Advisor

Academic Development Team

As an Academic Skills Advisor, I work with learners to develop academic skills such as planning, reading, note-taking, writing and critical thinking. I also work with the School of Health and Sports Science to facilitate workshops and online activities (discussion boards, etc.). 

Currently, I facilitate:

  • Individual appointments (in person/Microsoft Teams).
  • Specialist Study Skills appointments for learners with Specific Learning Differences. 
  • In-course skills workshops (predominately with the School of Health and Sports Sciences). 
  • Functional Skills English L2.
  • Pre-study induction programmes. 
  • Academic and Study Skills workshops (L3 - L7).

I also have experience in coordinating peer support programmes. I see my current role as someone who advocates inclusivity, action learning, and self-efficacy.

Academic qualifications:

  • PgC Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy (Specialist Teacher), Dyslexia Action and Middlesex University. 
  • PgC Academic Practice, University of Suffolk.
  • MA Social Research, University of Warwick.
  • BA (Hons) Sociology with Specialism in Social Policy (with Intercalated Year Abroad, Charles University, Czech Republic), University of Warwick.

Professional Memberships:

  • Certified Practitioner of Learning Development (CeP): Association for Learning Development in Higher Education.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy: AdvanceHE.
  • PATOSS member.
  • European Centre for SI-PASS: PASS Supervisor Training.
  • NCFE Assessor.
  • NCFE Internal Quality Assurance.
Current students at the University of Suffolk:


  1. Book an appointment with Adam
  2. How to access Microsoft Teams
  3. Study Skills e-book: The Study Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell
  4. Apprenticeship Learning Support (Degree and Functional Skills)
  5. Reading lists for your studies
  6. Overview video for additional funding for students