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Academic Learning Support

The Academic Learning Support team is here to help you develop your skills so that you can learn more effectively.

The range of help includes:

  • Study skills, such as reading strategies and essay planning
  • Writing skills, including critical writing
  • Meeting the assessment criteria of your assignment
  • Time management
  • Revision and exam techniques
  • and much more

Bookable Academic Learning Support sessions

We offer 50-minute study skills tutorials, by appointment.

What are these sessions about?

The sessions are tailored to your needs at the time, but here are some examples of areas we might cover:

  • understanding your assignment's assessment criteria
  • academic reading strategies
  • critical writing
  • referencing
  • revision techniques

Can I attend with someone else from my course?

You're encouraged to team up with one other student from your course and book a study skills session together if you have similar questions.  If that's not possible, you're welcome to book a session on your own.  If you're bringing along a draft (e.g. a rough essay) for the tutor to look at, please attend on your own.

How do I book a session?

  • go to the Learning Success reception in the Student Centre on level 2 in University Building (B) at Northampton Square
  • or telephone 020 7040 0246
  • or email academiclearningsupport@city.ac.uk

Please seek help with plenty of time to meet assignment deadlines.

Is this service available remotely?

Yes, if you can't attend Northampton Square, study skills support sessions can be offered via Skype, Adobe Connect or telephone. Please specify this when you book.

Will you proofread my work?

No, proofreading and English language support are not offered within this service.

This is to ensure the authorship of the work is not compromised and academic integrity upheld. Students should carry out their own proofreading as part of the final stage of producing a piece of written work. Students should also consult their own school on its policy with respect to the use of proof-readers and ensure they adhere to the relevant rules and guidance.

Group workshops

In addition, group workshops are held throughout the year on a range of study skills topic. These sessions are open to all students. There is no need to book. The full programme for the Academic Skills workshops is here and you can find the handouts on our moodle course here.

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City, University of London

Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

United Kingdom

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City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.