Our one-to-one Academic Skills consultations provide students with help to write essays and reports or to create posters or presentations using an appropriate structure and style. This will enable you to show your lecturers what you know and can do in your academic subjects.

You can meet an academic writing consultant on a one-to-one basis to discuss a piece of writing or a presentation you are currently working on. Academic writing consultants will give you suggestions, which you can apply to other work you do in the future.

Consultations last 20 minutes. You can request a consultation to discuss any of the following:

  • Understanding your assignment brief and planning what to write
  • Using academic sources critically and effectively
  • Structuring your writing to make it easy to read
  • Preparing a convincing argument
  • Academic writing style, grammar and vocabulary
  • Presentation skills or Powerpoint slide / poster design

If you want to discuss a piece of written work, you must submit a copy of this work when you sign up for your consultation. An academic writing consultant will confirm your booking and ask you to send your writing together with a copy of your assignment task or title and any additional assignment details, e.g. reading lists.

Please note, the consultation service is not a proof reading service. It is intended to help you take control of your writing.

Academic Skills consultations are available throughout the semester. To book a consultation, click on a name below to find out when we are available and choose a day and time which suits you. When you have booked your consultation, the academic writing consultant will confirm the place for your meeting.

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Study Support is available on all campuses through the Effective Learning Advisors.