Whether you have come to University straight from school or college, after some years in work or raising a family, or are returning for postgraduate study, you may find that the required skills are different. The Academic Skills Tutors are here to help you understand what is expected. Located in each School, they provide a secure and confidential space to discuss any academic skills issues you may have, or even just to confirm that you are on track. They can help you to develop, and build on the skills you need to succeed whatever challenges you face throughout your course.
Academic Skills Tutors can help you with:
Organisation and time management
Finding and evaluating information
Critical thinking and constructing arguments
Reading and note-taking strategies
Developing your academic writing style
Problem-solving and analytical skills
IT and numeracy skills
Advice on essays, major written projects and dissertations
What happens in an Academic Skills appointment?
Academic Skills Tutors can work with both undergraduate and postgraduate students. You may be unsure about what is expected at university, struggling with certain aspects of academic assessment or simply want to improve your grades.
How do I get an appointment?
One-to-one appointments or small group sessions with Academic Skills Tutors can be booked by contacting an Academic Skills Tutor or Academic Skills Team in your school and will be tailored to you and your requirements. You will be given the opportunity to discuss your current work, and develop your confidence to present your work in the best possible way. Where appropriate, tutors may also refer you to other University Support Services.