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Individual Services

SLD offers general academic skills appointments to all students. We aim to provide strategies to help you reach your own academic potential, in areas such as study skills, self-management, assessment and academic writing.

Topics Covered in Appointments

ASSESSMENT STUDY SKILLS SELF MANAGEMENT ACADEMIC WRITING
  • Academic writing
  • Exam preparation
  • Groupwork
  • Viva & oral defence
  • Presentation skills
  • Online assessment
  • Study strategies
  • Reading & notemaking
  • Critical thinking
  • Building arguments
  • Time management
  • Motivation & procrastination
  • Using stress positively
  • Organisation
  • writing strategies
  • essays
  • thesis/dissertation
  • structuring
  • reflective writing
  • critical thinking
  • referencing/plagiarism

Appointment Types

SLD offers two different appointment options and also hosts appointments via the Academic Writing Centre. Queries on academic writing can be facilitated in any appointment, and are not exclusive to the Academic Writing Centre.

Appointments are also available to practice any upcoming project presentations.

BRIEF/DROP-IN (15 mins)

  • short, informative appointments providing advice, resources and/or referral information
  • email in advance to facilitate a focussed discussion
  • make a longer appointment at a later date if required
  • term-time only
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IN DEPTH (1 hour)

  • a longer appointment providing academic skills advice from one of our skilled academic advisors
  • a group appointment if several students wish to be seen together for the same issue
  • all year round, including Summer

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PRESENTATION PRACTICE

  • practice your presentation with one of our skilled academic advisors
  • group appointments for group project presentations
  • receive feedback on your presentation and slides

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Academic Writing Centre

SLD offers a variety of writing services for all students to help them develop their academic writing skills. Our trained tutors have a variety of academic backgrounds. Click here to read more or to book an appointment today.

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