Academic Skills Tutor Appointments

Book online for an Academic Skills appointment.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.  Out of office hours appointments may be available by individual negotiation with specific Academic Skills team members.  Just ask!

Several lengths of appointment are available.  Standard appointments are 30 minutes. If it is your first appointment, or you feel you need more time, you may book an Extended appointment which will provide an hour's personal tuition.  If you book for one type and length of appointment please do not assume that you will be able to swap it for a different type and length at the same date/time.

How to book

  • Select your subject area from the left hand panel
  • Choose the member of staff.  
  • Click on the button to Book an Appointment.  
  • A new page will open with their availability.  Follow the onscreen instructions. Note: Make sure you select the location/appointment type to see the correct availability.

Types of Appointment

Discussion Appointments: Done via Teams or Face to Face, these appointments are for you to discuss any areas you feel you might need support in e.g. finding resources, academic writing and more!

Read and Review Appointments: Done via email, you don't even need to attend! Attach your draft assignments, let us know what areas need looking at and wait for the review comments to support and guide you.

How can the Library and Academic Skills team help you?

The team can help you develop techniques to learn effectively, produce your assignments and improve your work to reach your full potential. Use our expertise to help get to grips with:

  • Academic skills essential for success at University.
  • Planning and structuring assignments.
  • Academic writing, critical thinking and time management.
  • Learning tools such as reading lists online. 
  • Library resources, research and referencing.
  • Using software such as Microsoft Office effectively.
  • Information management issues such as copyright.

Need an appointment fast?

It is sensible wherever possible to make an appointment with the lead contact for your subject area.  If slots are not available when you need them consider making an appointment with the additional contacts for your area.

In the event there is still no suitable availability, go to the page for Academic Skills Appointments. From the drop-down list select whether you want a Microsoft Teams, In-person or Email appointment.  If you then select the No preference option it will give you the greatest range of dates and times to book your support.

Stuck with your referencing?

Book a Just Referencing appointment and one of our team will help you get to grips with whichever style of referencing you need. Click the link below to see appointment availability and make a booking.

Confused about punctuation and grammar?

Book a Just Write appointment and one of our team will help you get this sorted. Click the link below to see appointment availability and make a booking.

Our Online Workshops

If you need some help with Academic Skills our Online Workshop Programme is a great place to start!  

All sessions run online using Microsoft Teams and will run throughout the academic year. There are at least two workshops a week covering around 18 different topics. There are basic workshops (aimed at beginners at any level) and advanced (aimed at students at Level 5 and above).

Sign up and boost your skills!