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Centre for Academic Success

We're sure that you will want to make the best of every opportunity at Birmingham City University. To help you to achieve your full potential, the Centre for Academic Success can give you advice on study skills, academic writing, English language, maths, programming and more.

Students in study area

Whether you need specific guidance or just want to improve your grades, you can attend workshops on a wide range of topics or book a one-to-one tutorial to discuss particular aspects of your work - all free of charge and bookable online.

Our expert tutors can be found at City Centre Campus, Curzon Building and also have regular hours at City South Campus. To find out more, visit the Centre for Academic Success website.


We hold confidential one-to-one tutorials at various locations around the University where you can discuss your academic work with a focus on academic writing, referencing, maths and other study skills. We also offer specialist English language tutorials to non-native English speakers. Tutorials can be booked up to two weeks in advance.


Centre for Academic Success workshops run throughout the academic year at our City Centre Campus, covering topics such as academic writing, English language, critical analysis, presentation skills, writing dissertations, time management, exam preparation, and maths and statistics. The workshop schedule will be available on our webpages during the semester.

Study guides

A wide range of study guides is available, providing you with information about academic writing, study skills, maths, statistics and grammar.

The Success 2019 course

If you’re about to start your degree and would like to learn more about academic writing at university, sharpen your study skills or improve your maths, our Success 2019 online course may be just what you need. Developed by the Centre for Academic Success, it offers a grounding in University expectations and skills that will help you throughout your studies. 

The course will be available to all Birmingham City University students from the beginning of the academic year, and is free to use. Find out more on the Centre for Academic Success website.