Face to Face Support

Face to Face Support

Our experienced Academic Skills Advisors can help you to develop your academic skills and strategies throughout your time at University.  1-2-1 support is available on a wide range of topics including academic reading, writing and referencing, finding information and preparing your assignment for submission.

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1-2-1 Appointments

We have recently transitioned to a new booking system and you can now view and book all UniSkills appointments, for both academic writing and referencing and information skills (finding and navigating your online resources), in one handy location on the new student portal.

How to book a UniSkills 1-2-1 Appointment

To view and book an academic writing or information skills appointment on the the new student portal be sure to expand the UniSkills option by clicking on the (+) symbol. You can then select the appointment type you need and choose the day/time to suit you!

Watch our quick video guide for more info…

If you experience any problems accessing the new system or cannot find a suitable date / time, then please get in touch with us.

How to get the most out of your UniSkills 1-2-1 Appointment

To really get the most out of attending your UniSkills appointment, preparation is key!

Watch our handy video guide for more info…

 

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 and 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

Contact us to book a peer-to-peer appointment with your Student Advisors.

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Manchester St James

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

  • Webinars: We offer a range of Uniskills webinars you can access online wherever you are –  view and book your place online today!
  • 1-2-1 virtual academic skills appointments: Book a virtual 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