Leeds University Library

1-to-1 support

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We offer 1-to-1 support on a wide range of topics including academic writing, finding information and maths. Our experienced learning advisors can help you to develop your academic skills and strategies through the following services.


1-to-1 academic skills appointments  

We offer appointments on Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 4.30pm. To request an appointment, please complete our online request form. Alternatively you can phone 0113 3434096 during our office opening hours. 

If you are unable to come into the Library to see us, we now offer online appointments as an alternative. Please specify 'online' in the special requirements box at the bottom of the online form. If you are a Distance Learner, please also state this in the special requirements box.

Please be aware that at busy periods you may be expected 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. 

The Language Centre also provides support for international students on academic reading, writing and speaking. Courses and 1-to-1 appointments are available. View more information.

What to expect from our general 1-to-1 support sessions.


Maths drop-in 

1-to-1 advice is available at our maths drop-in sessions. Our experienced tutors also encourage students to work on their maths problems in small groups. These group sessions often involve working with students from a similar course. You don't need to book for this service; just come along at the following times:

Location: Footsteps Room, on Level 1 of the Laidlaw Library

When: Wednesdays between 1pm - 4pm


Confidentiality, data protection & retention 

Discussions with a learning advisor will be treated in confidence.

Sometimes it may be in your best interests for us to exchange information with others. This may be to demonstrate that you have been seeking help and advice, or to ensure that there is a consistency in the advice being given. We will discuss this with you and get your full agreement before taking any action.

We keep data based on your session for statistical and report-writing purposes, in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Individual students are never identified in these reports.

We keep records based on your session for up to five years; records that are no longer required will be destroyed securely on an annual basis. These records help us to provide continuity of support to students who may see different advisors. You will be asked to sign a 1-to-1 appointment form to confirm that you understand the action points and our use of your record.