About the Academic Skills Centre

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Find out more about the Academic Skills Centre team, our location on campus and how to contact us.

Meet the team

Sian Cannell
Sian is the PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) and Academic Skills Coordinator. She is a Goldsmiths Alumni (English & Comparative Literature) who understands the excitement and struggles of being a student. Having worked in Higher Education for 5 years across various departments she is passionate about the student experience, student wellbeing and their success throughout the University journey. 

Deirdre Daly
Deirdre Daly teaches academic and creative writing. She did her PhD in Philosophy at Goldsmiths and was previously a subject lecturer in History.  Her research is in the areas of philosophy, writing and critical theory.  She also teaches academic English for non-anglophone students and works with Goldsmiths lecturers who want to embed more writing skills in their modules. 

Sara Ewing
Sara is a Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes, focusing on critical reading and writing as the basis of academic literacy. She has a background in community-based organizations, with an emphasis on access to education for marginalized populations. Her research investigates the interplay between language, society and the individual, and how this creates and maintains social values, identities, policies and institutions.

Will Hall
William Hall is an Academic Skills Tutor. He has over 12 years’ experience working with university students. His focus is to help students develop study strategies and use these skills to help them achieve their true study potential. He has a special interest in students with learning difficulties like Dyslexia. He believes everybody has different challenges with learning, and need support and encouragement, regardless of their current academic ability.

Stella Klein
Stella has supported students at Goldsmiths since 2007, initially as a Dyslexia Support Tutor and now part-time as an Academic Skills Tutor. With a first degree in Linguistics and an MA in Creative Writing she brings a spirit of inquiry and a commitment to helping students develop clarity, purpose and originality in their writing.

Kay McEachran
Kay is the Study Skills Manager. She has a background in helping students overcome barriers to access and inclusion and has over 12 years teaching experience in higher education working with students who have Specific Learning Difficulties, such as dyslexia.  More recently, Kay has begun to explore the possibilities of using technology to assist learning and has helped to develop online learning resources for the Academic Skills Centre.

Bethan Stevens
Bethan is the PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) and Academic Skills Administrator. She has experience providing administrative assistance in learning support and employability teams in both further and higher education institutes. She is interested in providing support to teams that help students to achieve academic success and is currently a student herself, studying for an MA in Children’s Book Illustration.

Contact us

If you have questions you can email us at academicskills (@gold.ac.uk) or ask a member of staff at the Library Helpdesk.

Academic Skills Centre, The Library
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
SE14 6NW

Email: academicskills (@gold.ac.uk)
Twitter: @GoldsmithsASC