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.
Advice for studying online
We've developed some advice and guidance about learning online for all students. You can find the latest information here:
Academic Skills Webinars
We often run 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 academic skills tutorials and group tutorials (via Microsoft teams at present)
Students can request one-to-one support or work with others in small groups.
Academic Skills Guides
There are a range of downloadable guides available via the left menu link
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.
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 (he/him) - Academic Skills Co-ordinator
David Shah (he/him) - Academic Skills Tutor
Sally Thorpe (she/her) - Academic Skills Tutor
Katie Banks (she/her) - Academic Skills Tutor
Agnieszka Marciszewska - Academic Skills Tutor