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The Academic Skills team: Booking an appointment

Book an appointment

You can now make an appointment with one of the named Academic Skills Tutors - either Subject Librarian or Study Skills - for your area of study using our online Appointments page.  Appointments are normally available Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm but can be made outside of these hours by arrangement only.

For Study Skills appointments you may find it easier to use the system that allows you to book an appointment with any member of the team. This can be useful if you are looking for an appointment on a specific day or time.  Use the Academic Study Skills appointment page to do this. This page also allows you to select an appointment at a specific campus (Stoke, Stafford or Shrewsbury).  


Appointment options

The Academic Skills Team offer a range of appointments to suit your needs.  From the Library Resources page you have 2 options:

OPTION 1 – Book with the academic skills tutor for your subject area
OPTION 2 – If the person you want to see is not available or you need an appointment on a specific campus or date


  • Subject specialists – by selecting your subject area you will see options for a Librarian and a Study Skills Tutor.  Information about the support offered will appear in the first pop up box.
  • You then need to choose from the following options:-
    • Location Types (the options listed will vary depending on staff selected)
    • Appointment length
  • Select the date and time you would like the appointment 


  • Locations/type
  • All locations will appear in the drop-down box:
    • Email
    • Shrewsbury / RSH
    • Skype / Telephone
    • Stafford: Blackheath Lane Library and IT Centre
    • Stoke: Skills Space, Thompson Library
  • Area of expertise
    • Library Research Skills
    • Study Skills
    • Digital Skills (Stoke ONLY)
  • Following selection you have the option to choose:
    • Length of Appointment
  • Select the date and time most convenient to you from those displayed
  • On the next screen you will see who the appointment is with

Completing the booking form

Once you have selected the date and time for your appointment the booking form is displayed.  Please complete this so that the Academic Skills Tutor knows more about your requirements – these need to be completed before your appointment slot can be confirmed.
At the end of the form you will also have the option to upload any files or documents which may want the tutor to read in advance or refer to during the discussion.

Confirmation of appointment

An on-screen confirmation will be displayed once the form is successfully submitted.  You will also receive an email to the address you used on the booking form.