Student skills support

The Academic Skills Centre provides skills support to students.

We enable you to develop your:

  • academic writing
  • digital skills
  • confidence in maths and statistics
  • research and information skills
  • other academic skills such as active reading, referencing, critical thinking and revision.

 We offer:

Student skills appointment

We offer confidential individual appointments for undergraduates and postgraduate taught students (UG and MA/MSc). We can help with writing skills, study strategies, referencing, or searching for high quality sources for your assignments.

Our appointments are available Monday to Friday between 14:00 and 20:00 UAE time, using Zoom video conferencing software.

What to expect

We are here to develop your skills rather than proofread or check your work.

If you’re looking for help with writing skills, you may wish to send us one of your past assignments in advance, plus the feedback you’ve had, so we can discuss how you can improve in the future. For work you have not yet submitted, we can give feedback on a maximum of one paragraph, and/or an assignment plan. You can send these to asc@contacts.bham.ac.uk once you have booked your session.

Alternatively, you may wish to simply discuss your academic skills, discover how to find resources for your subject, or ask questions about an aspect of your learning.

How to book

Please fill in the form below, giving at least a weeks' notice for your appointment. Once you have booked your date and time, your Academic Skills Advisor will send you instructions on how to connect with them.

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