Skills Team

Information about our appointments

PLEASE NOTE: Maths appointments available again from 9/2/2017

 Format of an appointment

Appointments are 30 minutes long and we can see you individually, in pairs or small groups. Please arrive promptly and bring along the work you need help with. 

 What to expect from an appointment

Advisers provide help for specific academic study queries and will provide advice on how to become more independent in your learning. Our advisers will therefore try to help you with your query and give you advice on what you can do next to improve your academic study skills.

 What NOT to expect from an appointment

We cannot proofread your work for you but will provide tips and guidance on how to proofread your own work. Proofreading and editing is a skill you need to develop to become an independent learner so repeated requests to review similar work will be discouraged. We want to help you help yourself so please avoid booking repeat appointments out of habit.


 The appointment process


We do not provide language support so please seek help from the Language Learning Advisers.

If you have a specific learning difference such as dyslexia, we can provide general study skills advice but if we feel your needs are acute we may refer you to Disability Services who have specialist advisers.

 Types of appointment

 Study Skills or Information Technology

Skills Advisers can help with  academic skills such as academic writing, referencing, notetaking, time management, reflective learning and revision/exam techniques.

They can also help with using IT to effectively manage and present your work, such as using Word effectively for written assignments or using bibliographic software such as Refworks and EndNote to manage your references. We also have some advisers who can help with Nvivo and SPSS but please make sure you specify this when you book so that we can make sure you see an appropriate adviser.


 Maths appointments are available with our adviser.

SPSS appointments taking place via 'Study Skills or Information Technology'.

 Information Search Skills

If you are struggling to find academic quality resources in your subject area or need to improve your search strategies, then book an Information Search Skills appointment.  Referencing help is also available in these appointments including Refworks and EndNote advice.

 Cancelling appointments

If you cannot make an appointment for any reason, please log into myadmin and cancel your appointment by deleting it.  If you do not cancel an unwanted appointment then you are denying other students the opportunity to use that time.

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