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 (please contact me to make an appointment in advance).

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

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

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Shaun Coates
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital:
Tel 01743 492511 (Mondays)

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

Blackheath Lane, Stafford:
Tel 01785 353606 (Thurs PM and Friday)

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.