Centre for Academic Success - student support

Centre for Academic Success

The Centre for Academic Success is the University's central learning development service. Our aim is to help you develop all of the necessary academic, technical and numerical skills you need to progress and successfully complete your course.

We are based on the first floor of the Curzon Building in Room C142, overlooking the Success+ Assessment Centre. We also provide services online and across the University.

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We have directions to our office on our internal iCity pages:

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Additionally, we provide some extra support for staff members. Find out more about extra support for staff.

How we can help you succeed

The Centre for Academic Success can help with:
  • Academic essay and report writing
  • English
  • Referencing
  • Dissertations
  • Presentation skills
  • Maths and statistics
  • Computing and programming
  • Project management
  • Study skills

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We are here to help, whatever your level of study. We offer:
  • One-to-one and small group tutorial sessions
  • Academic and personal development workshops
  • Online study resources
  • Feedback on your assignment drafts

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Workshops and tutorials


All of our listed workshops are available for any student in the university to attend.

We also run some drop in sessions where our tutors will be available for you to seek support without having to book ahead.

If you cannot find a workshop or drop in that you think will help you, consider booking a tutorial.


Tutorials are available for all students to attend, and there are slots available for 30 minutes or one hour. In this time you will see a tutor who can help you with any specific issues you are having. 

It is recommended that you look to see if there are any workshops that will answer any questions you have before booking a one to one tutorial.

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Online resources

We have created and collated a range of online resources, which may help address some of your queries or issues.

These include:

Study guides
Referencing guides
Workshop materials
Subject specific help

If you still feel you need more support after viewing any of these resources, feel free to attend a workshop, or book a tutorial, where we can help you further.

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Help for international students

International students can access any of the support that we give to all students, including all of our workshops.

We also offer some support specifically for international students, like our English language workshops and conversation clubs, tutorials for English language support, and resources specifically designed around English language support.

Student life coaching

Student life coaching is a service in place for first year repeating students. Our Student Life Coaches are here to help you explore your individual strengths and challenges so you can achieve your academic goals. We work with you on a 1:1 basis to improve your study strategies, your time management and organisational skills and other skills that lead directly to academic success and deeper learning.

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Specific learning differences (such as dyslexia)

If you have been identified as having a specific learning difference, such as dyslexia, we can offer you the same sort of support we give to all students, with any necessary reasonable adjustments.

If you think you may have a specific learning difference, or need specialised support around this, you should contact the Disability Support team.

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Please contact us for more information about the services we provide, or for any requests for bespoke workshops or talks. 

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