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What to expect from a tutorial

The 301 study skills tutorials can help students improve study skills and academic techniques and through the development of these skills, become a more effective student. We provide an opportunity for you to have a 30 minute 1:1 discussion with a tutor about research or study skills. Tutors will not correct work for you, but will help you understand what you need to know to correct it yourself in the future. They can also point you in the direction of additional resources.

Very good tutorials. I will be recommending them!

first-year geography student

We can help you develop independent learning skills by providing advice on general techniques and strategies that can be applied to your specific subject area.

What is covered?

Some of the topics you may want to talk about include:

The tutorials are extremely helpful and staff are very friendly!

second-year medical student

  • exam revision
  • conducting a piece of research
  • planning an essay/report/dissertation
  • managing your workload
  • effective note-taking techniques
  • working effectively with a project or dissertation supervisor

Study Skills Tutorials can't cover:

  • Proofreading, or revising draft pieces of work before submission
  • Subject specific issues. The advice given can't relate to specific content (i.e. that of your discipline).

What do I need to do before I come?

As the sessions are quite short, it would be useful if you could have a think about how your studies are going generally, and what you would like to discuss.

If you wish, you may bring a piece of marked work so that the tutor can see which aspects of your work markers have commented on. The tutor will not however correct mistakes or advise on the content of your work for you.


Click on any highlighted time to make a booking. Appointments become available 2 weeks in advance. (You may need to scroll down or across to see all available appointments). Appointments are often cancelled and become available at the last minute, so remember to keep checking the calendar below for availability.

PLEASE NOTE that due to high demand, appointments are limited to one per week per student. Please do not book more than one session or it will be cancelled.

NEW: Drop-In Sessions

301 will be running academic writing and exam skills surgery sessions on Wednesday afternoons in May from 1.30-3.30pm. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis, so please book a place below, but feel free to turn up at any point during the session. There will be stations available to practice specific skills and tutors available to talk to you on a 1:1 or small-group basis. Please note, there may be a delay in speaking to a tutor during busy periods. 

Writing Surgery: 9 May 1.30-3.30pm

Exam Surgery: 16 May 1.30-3.30pm