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Latest information for students and staff

Last updated: 29 Jul 2020 10:28am

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

Advice for studying online

We've developed some advice and guidance about learning online for all students. You can find the latest information here:

Moving online - tips for students

Wednesday Webinars

We are running a series of Wednesday Webinars to provide you with the skills and resources to enhance your learning at home.

One-to-one tutorial support

We also offer one-to-one 50-minute study skills tutorials and group tutorials (via Microsoft teams at present)

Students can request one-to-one support or work with others in small groups.

Study Skills Guides

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

Academic Skills workshops

These will run again in the Autumn term

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 study 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.


All Academic Skills advice is impartial and confidential. We also try to ensure that all calls and email messages are responded to within 3 working days.

Our tutors can help with:

  • Improving your referencing
  • Developing critical thinking and discussion
  • Reading skills
  • Managing your time
  • Writing your dissertation
  • Improving your revision techniques
  • Improving your exam performance
  • Understanding feedback

Please note: the Academic skills team do not provide a proofreading service


Meet the team:

Richard Knott - Academic Skills Co-ordinator
Richard Knott
 
David Shah - Academic Skills Tutor
David Shah
Sally Thorpe - Academic Skills Tutor
Sally Thorpe
Katie Banks - Academic Skills Tutor
Katie Banks
Agnieszka Marciszewska - Academic Skills Tutor
Agnieszka Marciszewska