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Institute of Policing 2023

School of Justice, Security & Sustainability

Academic Skills Workshop Programme

Looking for help with Academic Skills?
Browse our online workshop programme!

Booking Appointments


When booking an appointment with one of our team please select Institute of Polciing and NOT Policing.  Please also indicate your Force in the last entry box.

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5 minute video introducing the Academic LIbrarian and Skills Tutors, the services provided and how to get in touch.

                            Successful students learn how to find, use and evaluate information to solve a problem or answer an assignment question.

Click on the blue tabs to find library and academic skills information relating to Policing.

Don't forget that, if needed, the Library and Academic Skills Team are available for individual appointments.

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Top Tips for organising Academic Skills Support

  1. Plan ahead.  Work back at least a week from assignment deadlines and book an appointment NOW.
  2. If there are no convenient times available, look at appointments for all Academic Librarians and Skills Tutors or book an email appointment to have your work reviewed.  Use the main link  from your Subject Page, but choose the email option.  This is more effective than sending an email as a slot is booked in the Tutors diary.  You will receive written feedback that working day.  This is also a good option to enable a focus for an online discussion at a later date.


When using the using the online booking system, please make sure that you select your subject as Institute of Policing and NOT Policing and choose the police force you work for.  Please also cancel unwanted sessions and allow other students to book.

Your Academic Skills Contacts for Institute of Policing


Jodie Heap - lead contact

Academic Librarian and Skills Tutor

Creative Collection & Catalyst Building

Kay Coverdale - additional contact

Academic Librarian & Skills Tutor
PT Mon, Tues and Weds

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