Academic Skills: Home


Academic Skills operates across all three campuses, our role is to support you with the demands of academic study and provide you with the skills you will need for independent learning and to maximise your full potential.

Many students find the transition to university difficult for a wide variety of reasons but the most common problems include:

  • Not understanding the purpose of the assignment;
  • Locating appropriate academic sources;
  • Coping with the volume of reading;
  • How to paraphrase and use Harvard referencing;
  • Critical thinking and analysis;
  • Writing difficulties such as structuring assignments;
  • The correct use of grammar and punctuation;
  • Writing in an objective and conventional academic style.

What we offer in Academic Skills is a friendly and approachable service where students can be assisted in overcoming particular problems relating to the demands of academic study. In the last academic year, 948 students attended our workshops and 898 students attended our one-to-one tutorial sessions.

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There is also the Palgrave Skills4Study online learning resource. It's accessed via Moodle.

Contact Us

By far the easiest way to contact the Academic Skills team is to email. The Academic Skills team is very busy so please allow ample time for a reply.

It is better to email than to call!



Greenwich Campus: Stockwell Street Library - One-to-one appointments by request. Workshops every Wednesday afternoon 1.00pm - 2.00pm and 4.00pm - 5.00pm.

Avery Hill Campus: 16 Aragon Court, Southwood Site ext. 8911.

Medway: As advertised on the Academic Skills Timetable.

Academic Skills Tutors:

Andrew Sinclair, Charline Wade-Jackson, Mike Alsford, Jenny Spinks, Paul Brewer, Marion Hobday, Sharon Perera


You can make an online booking with any of our tutors from here:​

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