The Academic Skills Team works with students and staff in a collaborative, welcoming and inclusive way to provide guidance and encourage effective, independent and life-long learning.

Academic Skills workshops and webinars

We run workshops and webinars to help you become a more effective learner.

One-to-one tutorial support

We also offer one-to-one 50-minute academic skills tutorials by appointment. When you book, you can select either an in-person (on campus) or online (MS Teams) appointment.

All meetings are confidential to the Academic Skills Team.  We won’t disclose information about you to other departments within the University unless we believe you, or someone else, to be at risk of harm.

Our tutors can support you with:

  • Referencing
  • Critical thinking and writing skills
  • Academic reading skills
  • Managing your time
  • Dissertations
  • Revision techniques
  • Exam performance
  • Understanding lecturer feedback

Please note: The Academic Skills team does not provide a proofreading service.

Academic Skills Guides

There are a range of downloadable guides available via the menu link on the left.

Neurodiversity Support

If you have been formally identified with a specific learning difference (SpLD) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD, the Neurodiversity support team at City can offer you specialist support with your studies including tailored one-to-one academic skills tutorials. Also, the Disability Support team works with students with a range of diagnosed disabilities and long-term health conditions. Please contact the appropriate team for advice and support.

Meet the team:

Richard Knott (he/him) - Academic Skills Co-ordinator
Richard Knott

David Shah (he/him) - Academic Skills Tutor
David Shah

Sally Thorpe (she/her)  - Academic Skills Tutor
Sally Thorpe

Katie Banks (she/her) - Academic Skills Tutor
Katie Banks

Agnieszka Marciszewska (she/her) - Academic Skills Tutor
Agnieszka Marciszewska

Michelle Munn (she/her) - Academic Skills Tutor
Michelle Munn