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Help in person for taught students

Academic skills appointments

Skills@Library offers one-to-one support to taught students on a wide range of topics including academic writing, finding information and using English for academic purposes. Our experienced learning advisors and language teachers can help you to develop your academic skills and strategies through the following services.

One-to-one academic skills appointments

We offer appointments on Monday to Friday, 9.30am–4.15pm.

Please request an appointment online. Alternatively you can phone 0113 343 4096 when the Skills Zone is open.

If you would like support from a language teacher please select “Language appointment” in the online form (only available during term-time).

If you are unable to come into the Library to see us, we now offer online appointments as an alternative. If you are a distance learner, please state this in the special requirements box.

At busy periods you might need to wait for an appointment to be scheduled, so unfortunately we cannot offer a quick fix for assignments with a deadline approaching. We usually require two working days to prepare for your appointment.

We are committed to the University Union's Proofreading Policy and therefore do not provide a proofreading service.

You can also access online guidance and resources at the Language Zone, covering topics such as academic reading, writing and speaking. This is particularly helpful if you are new to studying in the UK or if English is not your first language.