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The Academic Support Team

The Academic Support Team support current students to attain the highest levels of academic achievement in their studies, and beyond. We offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments, where you can get support to develop your academic skills. See the details of these below.


Our workshops are free and run throughout term time on a range of topics designed to equip you with the skills needed for academic success.

See a schedule of workshops held at Stockwell Street and Avery Hill libraries.


iProgress logo - decorative image

iPROGRESS is a collection of learning resources aimed at helping you use information effectively and ethically in your academic work. There are five modules within iPROGRESS:

  • Locating Information for an Academic Project;
  • Bibliographic Citation;
  • Avoiding Plagiarism;
  • Finding Quality Information on the Internet;
  • Effective Use of Social Media

Completion of iPROGRESS can help enhance your employability skills. If you complete all the modules, you will be awarded with a Moodle badge which you can use to obtain Employability Passport points.

Find iPROGRESS on the My Learning tab in the Student Portal.

One-to-one skills support

Meet with one of our Academic Support Team and get help with academic skills and research for your coursework, essay or dissertation.

Academic Services Librarians can help with finding quality academic information for your University assignments and understanding how reference information sources in your academic work.

Academic Skills Tutors can give you advice and guidance about particular academic study issues. For example, you may show a draft  of your work to a tutor who could advise on matters relating to the structure of your essay, how critically you write, how you draw on academic sources in your writing, and how you reference those sources, etc.

To make an appointment, please use our online booking system.

Academic Skills Hub

The Academic Skills Hub is an excellent online resource which aims to help you develop and refine your academic skills. Broken up into key areas, such as essay and dissertation writing, referencing, note taking, research and critical thinking, it provides a straightforward set of guides and tips to help support your various study activities. The Hub also refers you to other sources of support available to you, such as academic skills workshops, maths and statistics help, and one-to-one appointments with librarians and skills advisors. 

Drop-in help

Whether it is help with essay writing, research for an assignment, working with numbers, referencing, or more, our drop-ins in the Academic Skills Hub provide help and advice from Librarians, Academic Skills Tutors and from Maths and Statistics specialists. No need to book an appointment, just turn up.

Every Thursday between 12-2pm you can get help from:

  • Maths and Statistics experts
  • IT Support
  • Academic Skills Tutors
  • Academic Support Librarians

Just follow the arrows in Stockwell Street library to the Academic Skills Hub.

MASH (Maths And Statistics Help)

The Maths Centre provide MASH, drop-in mathematics and statistics help. Sessions are run at each of the three campuses. There is no need to book - you just turn up (but bring your lecture notes!) Maths tutors will help you understand the maths or stats that you need, whatever its level.

For more information visit: MASH

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