Student Support

The Academic Skills Centre, based at Millennium Point, supports your academic goals and provides advice and training to students. The centre offers 30-minute tutorials on a range of study-related issues, for example, understanding the assignment brief, structuring your report or essay, referencing and managing your time.

In addition, there is maths support from foundation level to degree at both Millennium Point and City North Campus (Galton Building room 306). At Millennium Point, there is programming support for assistance with Visual Basic.NET, C and Java, ICT, and there is also English language support.

To book an appointment at Millennium Point, contact 0121 202 2500 or email

For appointments at Galton, call 0121 331 6296.

Our Moodle site offers a range of online tutorials to help you brush up on your academic skills.

Workshops covering report writing, critical analysis and referencing are held at Millennium Point throughout the year and are advertised on the TEE intranet.

One-to-one support

The Academic Skills Centre offers you one-to-one support to cover your academic skills development, for example, report writing, presentations, and referencing. An appointment can be booked via the main desk in the Learning Centre at Millennium Point, Level 4.

Tip sheets

We provide a wide range of tip sheets, including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Projects
  • Business reports
  • Reading
  • Report writing
  • Note taking
  • Grammar

These are available in various formats and also online.

Assignment checking

If English is your second language, or writing is not your strong point, or even if you would just like someone to look over your grammar and spelling, you can bring a printed version of your work for checking to the Learning Centre (this is not a word-for-word proof-reading service).

Maths support

Maths support is available in the Learning Centre for all students from foundation level to degree. Tip sheets are available on a variety of subjects, from fractions and directed numbers to differentiation and inverse matrices. One-to-one or group sessions can also be booked in advance.

Plagiarism and referencing

Plagiarism is defined as presenting another person’s work, either from a book or the internet, without acknowledgement. This includes ideas, concepts, diagrams, programming code and music. In order to avoid plagiarism, you must reference in the body of the report and create a list of references. Direct quotes must only account for 10 per cent of your work.