Academic Skills Support
Find out more about study, research, academic writing, referencing, and maths and stats by attending one of our webinars. You can also book an appointment with a member of staff to discuss your question in more detail.
Academic Skills Support
Studying for your degree can be challenging and exciting as you discover new knowledge and develop new skills, such as critical thinking. However, there are also times when you may feel outside your comfort zone and in need of some help and advice.
The Learning and Teaching Team provides access to a wide range of academic skills support including: referencing; finding subject information; study skills; academic writing; maths and statistics.
You can book a one-to-one appointment to meet with a member of staff between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday via our booking form at: librarybookings.ntu.ac.uk
If you have any queries, please contact the Library via firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD students can also get assistance from their Research Support Librarian
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Lunchtime Learning Workshops and Webinars
Discover more and pick up some useful hints and tips on how to approach your studies and develop your skills. Our workshops and webinars cover a wide variety of topics, including referencing, critical thinking, punctuation, as well as dealing with maths and stats.
Happening every weekday through term, over the lunchtime period, on campus and via Microsoft Teams, our workshops and webinars are live, practical, and give you the opportunity to try and to ask things. Check our schedule to see what’s on, and book your place online.
You can also access online courses via LinkedIn learning that cover a wide range of topics from professional skills and using specific software, through to time management and research skills.
For specific help and advice email: email@example.com
Ready? BTEC Go!
As you start at university, we know that students with a vocational background often feel less confident about their studies than those from an A Level background. With this in mind we'd like to invite you to take part in a scheme that will help you prepare to succeed: Ready? BTEC, Go!
Complete a brief survey in NOW Student Help under Ready? BTEC, Go! and a Library Student Mentor from your School will contact you via email, Teams or WhatsApp. They will arrange a time that fits in with your studies, and work with you to find useful tips about the aspects of university study you feel least confident about. Library Student Mentors are 2nd and final year undergraduate, and postgraduate students, and they know what it’s like to be a first year. The appointments will be 100% personalised, to help you with academic skills, such as writing or maths and stats. No question is too big or too small!
Mature Student Booster
As you start at university, we know that mature students often feel less confident about their studies than students coming straight from school. With this in mind we'd like to invite you to take part in a scheme that will help you prepare to succeed: Mature Student Booster!
Complete a brief survey in NOW Student Help under Mature Student Booster! and a Library Student Mentor from your School will contact you via email, Teams or WhatsApp. They will arrange a time that fits in with your studies and other responsibilities, and work with you to find useful tips about the aspects of university study you feel least confident about. Although not all of our Library Student Mentors are mature, they are 2nd and final year undergraduate, and postgraduate students, and they know what it’s like to be a first year. The appointments will be 100% personalised, to help you with academic skills, such as writing or maths and stats. No question is too big or too small!
Library Student Mentor Appointments
Do you have a specific question or problem that you're struggling with? Book an appointment for a one-to-one conversation.
We can provide advice on the best way to approach your work and suggest new ways of thinking about your assignments. You can find help with your study and research questions by making an appointment to talk with a member of the Learning and Teaching Team, who can give guidance on how to approach studying, academic writing, and maths and stats.
We want you to develop effective learning strategies, to underpin the skills you will use during your studies at University, and beyond.
Your Library Student Mentors are 2nd and final year undergraduates, and postgraduate students, and their job is to help you with academic skills, such as writing or maths and stats. Our mentors come from subject areas taught and researched across the University and can advise how to approach your work by using their own experiences as students.
What do they offer?
Your Library Student Mentors are students – they have been in the same place as you.
There’s no such thing as a silly question - Library Student Mentors will listen without judgement to your questions and provide you with practical advice.
You can book a 1-2-1 appointment to talk about the specific thing that’s on your mind about studying, whether it’s structuring a paragraph, using Excel, or getting tips on how to understand what your assignments are asking you to do.
Book an appointment to see one of our mentors, make sure you check the information about them (select the little 'i' icon on the booking form by their name) so you can talk to the most appropriate Library Student Mentor for your question.
Skills for success
A comprehensive guide to academic skills support on offer at the University.
English language support
International students seeking one-to-one writing support can book an appointment by email, or by contacting the language centre for further information.
The Dyslexia Support Team can be contacted by email.
If studies are being affected by a mental health issue, please contact the Mental Health Team via email, or call +44 (0)115 848 2085 for advice and support.