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Learning and development

For help with writing or academic skills, book a tutorial with one of our learning and development team: Yvonne, Sue or Patricia. We can offer support face to face on campus, via email or Teams. 

Please book a time via the link below. Please indicate on the form what type of appointment you would like. 
If you want email support, you don't need to be free at that time, but we will use that time to read through your work and then send feedback for you to review. Please send your work before the time slot.

If you want Teams or face-to-face support, please send the work the day before, so we can read through it and then we will use the appointment time chatting to you about the work.

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What happens when you book a tutorial with Yvonne, Sue or Patricia

  1. You set the agenda for tutorials and decide on the topic for discussion.
  1. Appointments will normally be arranged on a Monday- Friday between 9-5 and will last for 30 minutes.
  1. The aim of the sessions is to focus on developing learning so:
    1.  You might want to discuss:
  • A marked assignment so that we can discuss feedback
  • A module handbook
  • An outline of the assessment criteria for an assignment
  • A timetable of submission dates to talk about time management
  1. We will help you devise strategies to check your own work but we will not proofread.
  2. We will help you to identify ways to improve your writing based on a draft piece of work. For this reason only one tutorial is offered for each piece of work (unless advised by the tutor).  You will need to email the draft piece of work (and criteria) in advance of the tutorial so that we can prepare feedback.
  3. Tutorials will focus on the style and structure of the student’s work not on discipline specific content.
  1. We may refer students to another source of support within the University where appropriate.
  1. To allow us to meet the needs of all students:
    1.  We are usually only able to offer one tutorial per week (unless recommended by us).
    2. We will review a maximum of 4,000 words per appointment. We only allocate 30 minutes to do this, so we cannot guarantee that we will read the whole assignment.
    3. It is important that you let us know if you are unable to keep your appointment so we can offer the time to another student.