Academic Skills Tutor Appointments


I'm the Academic Skills Tutor Librarian for the Faculty of Health at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

I can help you with library research skills - locating books, eBooks, eJournals, eNewpapers, subject database searches and finding quality webpages for your assignment. Hopefully, we can help you get a better grade for your next assignment!

On Mondays - I'm available to see students for a one to one or in small groups (either drop in or contact me to make an appointment in advance).

On Tuesdays - I can visit RSH to see students for one to ones or workshops by prior appointment ONLY. Please email me to confirm availability.

For the remainder of the week, you can see my general location on the right of the page.

You can also contact me via the 'Email Me' button to confirm availability.

Good luck with your studies.

Academic Skills

Academic writing involves many skills, such as:

Planning - what needs to be included?

Structuring - what order do I put information?

Writing succinctly - how can i best express myself?


​if you would like to improve your academic writing then please do contact Liz Tomkinson for a private, individual appointment.

Subject Librarian at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

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Shaun Coates
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital:
Tel 01743 492511 (Monday, Tues if demand)

Stoke campus:
Tel 01782 294590 (Tues, Wed & Thurs)

Blackheath Lane, Stafford:
Tel 01785 353606 (Friday only)

You can email me to discuss an appointment

Referencing Support

Harvard Referencing support

Our referencing guide contains examples of Harvard referencing and mirrors guidance via the Cite them Right website which is recognised by Staffordshire University. Please see guide below for examples.