Face to Face Support

Our experienced Academic Skills Advisors can help you to develop your academic skills and strategies throughout your time at University.  Face to face support is available on a wide range of topics including academic reading, writing and referencing, finding information and preparing your assignment for submission.

Drop Ins

The team are available every week day in Catalyst from 11am – 2pm to help you with all your academic skills enquiries.  Just come along to the Catalyst Helpdesk week days between 11am – 2pm and ask for the UniSkills drop in. We can support you for up to 15 minutes with everything from referencing queries, to advice on being more critical in your writing, to where to look for the best resources for your essay.  If we can’t help you in 15 minutes (we usually can!) we may advise that you book in for a 1-2-1 appointment.

We also provide a weekly drop in service at the St James campus, (Manchester) every Wednesday from 2pm – 4pm.

1-2-1 Appointments

We offer 1-2-1 appointments in Catalyst (Ormskirk campus).

If you can’t find a suitable date / time then please get in touch.

Virtual 1-2-1 appointments are available to students studying at a distance, or students who rarely visit one of our campuses. There is no requirement for you to download any software, you can simply join the session via a web browser.  For more information please get in touch.

You can self-book 1 appointment per month. This limit allows us to distribute the support we offer fairly across the student population. It may be helpful to bring along one or more of the following to your appointment:

  • an example of some work you have been set
  • an outline of the assessment criteria
  • a timetable of submission dates
  • any work you have already written
  • feedback you have received from your tutor

We can:

  • provide advice and guidance in relation to planning, finding academic sources, writing and referencing at University
  • signpost you to online guides and further resources to support you after the appointment
  • signpost you to other support services across the University

We can’t:

  • advise you on the content of your work as we are not subject specialists
  • offer a proofreading service, re-write parts of your assignment for you, or offer a quick fix for an imminent deadline

Student Advisors

Our team of Student Advisors provide help, support and guidance to other students on a peer to peer basis. The team are all current third year or Masters students and between them they bring a great variety of subject knowledge from their individual disciplines together with a wealth of experience from studying at Edge Hill.

They can help you get the most out of your Library and help you to develop a range of introductory academic skills.   They can support with:

  • Searching the Library Catalogue for books and eBooks
  • Using Discover More to find online journal articles and other online resources
  • Navigating Learning Edge/Blackboard and your subject specific ‘My Library’ Tab
  • Harvard referencing
  • Accessing UniSkills academic support material

During term-time you can book an appointment with a Student Advisor, between 11am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Keep up-to-date with our Student Advisors by following Library and Learning Services on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and on our blog.

Manchester St James

We offer a wide range of academic skills support for students studying at Manchester St James.

  • Workshops: We offer a range of Uniskills workshops, plus you can access our online workshops wherever you are. Check out the latest schedule and book your place online
  • Drop in support: Come along to our weekly academic skills drop in on Wednesdays from 2pm – 4pm
  • 1-2-1 academic skills appointments: Book an appointment for support with your academic writing and research skills. If you can’t find a suitable appointment date/time then please get in touch. You can self-book one appointment every 30 days. This limit allows us to distribute the support we offer fairly across the student population.

It may be helpful to bring along one or more of the following to your appointment:

  • an example of some work you have been set
  • an outline of the assessment criteria
  • a timetable of submission dates
  • any work you have already written
  • feedback you have received from your tutor

We can:

  • provide advice and guidance in relation to planning, finding academic sources, writing and referencing at University
  • signpost you to online guides and further resources to support you after the appointment
  • signpost you to other support services across the University

We can’t:

  • advise you on the content of your work as we are not subject specialists
  • offer a proofreading service, re-write parts of your assignment for you, or offer a quick fix for an imminent deadline

Further Help & Support