At the unit Study and academic support, Library and Pedagogical Development, is the hub where pedagogical support at the university is gathered. The department shall provide ways for successful studies and learning for both students and teachers.
The unitt is led by Library Manager and Head of Study and Academic Support, Library and Educational Development, Hanna Gadd.
Within the unit and its different sections the work consists of; the library room and library functions, study and career guidance, research and student support, pedagogical development, support for students with disabilities in relation to their study situation, support in planning flexible teaching, support in film and sound production, teaching in information management and support in scientific writing.
The work with higher education pedagogical development for teachers in various areas to promote lifelong learning is an important component of the departments mission. Here are workshops, seminars, courses and newsletters channels to meet as many needs as possible.
Within the framework of the department, there is the project Näktergalen (Nightingale), a concept where students become mentors for children in primary and middle school. A project that focuses on the meeting between mentor and child to provide insight into society through various activities and visits at different workplaces.
Included in the unit responsibility is also University West's center for sustainability and the project Increased university transition.