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Individual Services

SLD offers general academic skills appointments to all students. We aim to provide strategies to help you reach your own academic potential, in areas such as study skills, self-management, assessment and academic writing.

Appointment Types

SLD offers general & presentation appointments and also hosts appointments via the Academic Writing Centre. Queries on academic writing can be facilitated in any appointment, and are not exclusive to the Academic Writing Centre.

IN DEPTH (1 hour)

  • a longer appointment providing academic skills advice from one of our skilled academic advisors
  • a group appointment if several students wish to be seen together for the same issue
  • all year round, including Summer

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Academic Writing Centre

SLD offers a variety of writing services for all students to help them develop their academic writing skills. Our trained tutors have a variety of academic backgrounds. Click here to read more or to book an appointment today.


  • practice your presentation with one of our skilled academic advisors
  • group appointments for group project presentations
  • receive feedback on your presentation and slides

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Topics Covered in Appointments

  • Academic writing
  • Exam preparation
  • Groupwork
  • Viva & oral defence
  • Presentation skills
  • Online assessment
  • Study strategies
  • Reading & notemaking
  • Critical thinking
  • Building arguments
  • Time management
  • Motivation & procrastination
  • Using stress positively
  • Organisation
  • writing strategies
  • essays
  • thesis/dissertation
  • structuring
  • reflective writing
  • critical thinking
  • referencing/plagiarism