SPLASH (Student Personal Learning and Study Hub)

SPLASH is the University of Surrey’s learning development team, and together with ALS (Additional Learning Support) comprises the Learning Development Area of LLSS (Library and Learning Support Services).

What do we mean by learning development?

Our understanding is that it encompasses three core interrelated areas of academic, personal and professional development. We have chosen to have separate sections for academic development and personal and professional development; however, recognising the interrelation between these, we strongly encourage visiting all aspects of the site.

Where is SPLASH?
Level 3, Library & Learning Centre

What we do?

Help Surrey students to develop their skills at University, as well as personal and professional skills for life-wide learning. 

How do we achieve this?

Via one-to-one and/or group-based learning contexts designed and developed for students' academic and research skills.

Drop-in sessions

  • When: Monday - Friday (12pm to 2pm)
  • Booking: Not required
  • How long: 15 minutes
  • Who with: Learning Adviser or Information Skills Librarian 


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  • We offer: 30-minute appointments
  • When: Mon-Fri + some evenings
  • Booking: Yes, request a booking
  • Who with: Learning Adviser or Information Skills Librarian 

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  • When: semester two
  • What: varied programme
  • Booking: Not required
  • How long: 60 minutes
  • Who for: all undergraduates and postgraduate taught


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The SPLASH Learning Development Team consists of Student Learning Advisers & Information Skills Librarians

What do we offer?

Information Skills Librarians provide advice on:

research skills, referencing, literature searching, using databases, evaluating information.

Student Learning Advisers provide advice on:

academic writing, planning assignments, revision techniques, exam preparation, time management.

What we offer


For initial discussions and specific queries


For in-depth enquiries

SPLASH Workshops

Workshops for all levels

This week in SPLASH

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Week commencing 27 February 2017

Mon 27 Feb SPLASH workshop: Finding your voice in academic writing 3-4pm
Wed 1 Mar: Sprint workshop 12.30pm Treetops, Wates House *Booking required*
Fri 3 Mar SPLASH Workshop: First Class Writing 2-3pm

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Week commencing 20 February 2017

Wed 22 Feb: Public speaking and Presentations, part 1 at 2pm in SPLASH

Thur 23 Feb SPLASH Workshop: ‘First Class Writing’ 10am-11am SPLASH training room

Mon 20th Feb: Last chance to apply for the March Sprint programme! join here 

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