We have resources and guides designed to help you with all aspects of academic work, from writing and maths skills to referencing.
Study Skills @ Strathclyde
What we provide
The advisors provide free, one to one, confidential appointments, giving advice and support to help you improve your academic writing and study strategy skills to enable you to get the most out of your time at Strathclyde. The service is available to all current undergraduate and postgraduate students at Strathclyde.
How to book
To make an appointment with a study skills advisor please contact firstname.lastname@example.org giving the following information :
- your name
- contact details
- are you undergraduate or postgraduate
- preferred day of the week (Monday-Friday) and whether you would like a morning or afternoon appointment.
What to bring with you
To maximise the appointment time, it is helpful for the advisor to have any relevant materials in advance. For example :
- marked assignments with tutors feedback;
- work in progress (such as notes, essay plan or essay draft);
- assignment instructions;
- style sheets.
How long is an appointment?
Appointments slots are usually 50 minutes in length, and follow up appointments can be made as required.
How do I cancel an appointment?
Email email@example.com to cancel as soon as possible.
What we don’t provide
Study skills advisors do not provide a proof reading service, however they can help you to improve your own skills.
You can also join in discussions in The Writing Room in Myplace.
Help with maths
The Maths Skills Support Centre has been created to support undergraduate students in all disciplines with their mathematical studies. The centre operates a 'drop-in' service where students can obtain one-to-one assistance on mathematical problems from experienced staff.
The Library has published some useful links for bibliographic referencing. Many departments and faculties within Strathclyde produce their own guidance on citation, it is therefore advisable to check these first.
Information on academic dishonesty and how to avoid it should be included in relevant course handouts and materials. Study Skills Advisers can offer students extra help and advice on academic writing and how to void plagiarism. You may also want to refer to the policy on academic dishonesty in the policies, procedures and guidelines section of the website.