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1 to 1 Appointments

Student Learning Development offers online, individual learning consultations to PG & UG students. These appointments can be booked in and out of term-time.

Appointments may focus on any issue related to academic study that you wish to improve upon. This includes:

  • study and organisational strategies
  • academic writing skills
  • critical thinking
  • managing and preparing for examinations
  • presentation skills
  • viva preparation
  • any other issues you are facing

A session lasts between 30 minutes and 1 hour. A group appointment can be made in some circumstances, if several students wish to be seen together for the same issue.

Academic Writing Centre

If your query is related to academic writing, you are invited to attend an appointment in our Academic Writing Centre.

Short appointments, term-time only

Shorter, 15 minute appointments, are also available at our Drop-in Clinic. In this time, you will be able to discuss your needs and receive advice, resources and make an individual appointment if necessary.

Technical & Logistical Information

Individual appointments are hosted using MSTeams. We recommend using Google Chrome to open the MSTeams video meeting link.

As we may share files and resources during these sessions it is advisable to join from your PC or Mac. A Wifi connection is also recommended. Audio is essential, video is also recommended.

You will receive a confirmation email when you book your appointment. Please click on the 'Join Teams' button above to attend your session online at the appointed time with your SLD Advisor. You will receive a reminder email 2 hours before your scheduled appointment.

If you experience problems joining, please contact


If you cannot attend your session please remember to cancel, this is so other students can avail of the booking slot. You can email or manage your appointment via the link in your booking confirmation email.