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Centre for Academic Success

Centre for Academic Success

WHAT IS IT?

The Centre for Academic Success (CAS) is a dedicated space where students can seek advice and academic support from specialist staff and counsellors. The staff at CAS delivers the Academic Enrichment Programme and coordinates the Student Learning Assistants. In addition to this, CAS provides confidential learning disability support, pre-sessional English language booster workshops as well as pre-sessional academic skills workshops. 



WHAT HELP IS AVAILABLE AT CAS?

Type of support

What it is

Academic Enrichment Programme (AEP)

 

  • A series of in-class sessions arranged by lecturers to inform you about aspects of study skills relevant to your course.
  • Drop-in support for any aspect of study skills and non-subject specific academic advice.

 

Learning Disability Support

 

  • Advice about sheltered exam arrangements
  • 1:1 appointments with a disability expert
  • Counselling Service

 

Pre-sessional English Language Booster Course

 

  • A nine-hour course designed to refresh your English Language skills

Pre-sessional Academic Skills Workshops.

 

  • A six-hour course to remind you about academic writing conventions such as: evaluating sources, reading strategies, referencing, planning and time management for your studies.

Welfare for students under 18 years

  • Advising and counseling services for all under 18 students to help cope with the transition into university life.

Student Learning Assistants (SLA)

 

  • Guidance from a peer mentor who is on the same programme as you. SLAs also deliver Digital Literacy workshops on a regular basis. 

WHERE IS CAS?

The Centre for Academic Success is located in Room 307, Block 16.  CAS is open Sunday to Thursday, 8:30am to 5:00 pm. 

HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH?

Please drop by the CAS office to find out more or book an appointment using any of the e-mail addresses mentioned below.

Faiza Umar

Head of CAS

f.umar@mdx.ac.ae

Siobhan McNiff

Learning Disability Counselor

s.mcniff@mdx.ac.ae

Suzannah Fernandes

CAS Coordinator/ Under-18’s Welfare

s.fernandes@mdx.ac.ae








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