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Academic Skills

Overview

Our experienced Academic Skills Advisers can help you develop the study skills needed for your assignments and to achieve your academic potential.  We offer a range of flexible support which can cover:

  • Academic writing (essays, reports, literature reviews)
  • Planning and structuring 
  • Reflective writing features
  • Critical evaluation
  • Reading and note-taking skills
  • Time management
  • Exam and revision tips
  • Presentations skills
  • Numeracy and Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Excel

Our Advisers

Academic Skills team

Suha Abdul-Hameed

I’m a dedicated and enthusiastic educator with over 18 years’ experience in teaching English for academic purposes in the Middle East and the U.K. at university and college level.   I am very approachable and enjoy making a difference, helping students reach their potential, and supporting them with their academic skills throughout their studies. 

Rob Tootell

I have been an Academic English and Study Skills lecturer for many years, teaching in Poland, Japan, France and now back again in the UK. I am very interested in the learner's academic experiences and in academic environments. We can assist you in overcoming the challenges you are facing, including building up your confidence and helping you to express yourself more clearly academically.

Don't be stressed about your assignments, exams or projects - come and see us, we are here to help you.   

Laurel Drummond

Mathematical support is here. Like you, most of my mathematical skills have been an important part of my course of studies.  I have taught on a wide variety of programs at both formal and informal learning environments, from secondary to master degree level here and abroad. Your questions cannot be too simple. I am here to support your achievements especially when considering mathematical functions you need to employ.

Details on how to book appointments will be available in the Welcome Programme.