Study support

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When you need some advice and support, the university are here to help. We are keen to support our students so you can thrive and succeed. With diverse student needs in mind, we offer a range of support that you can access.

What support is available and how do I access it?

There are plenty of options offered by the:

  • Academic Language and Communication Skills (ALACS) team, School of Education
  • Learning Development, based in the Libraries
  • Researcher Academy

Options range from one-off sessions to semester-length courses, subject-specific courses and one-to-one support. You can choose what suits you best.

Are you studying an undergraduate course? Would you like to boost your research and writing skills?

The School of Education, in collaboration with the Learning Development Team, offers a free course for undergraduates that covers fundamental academic skills, with an emphasis on successful academic writing. It is taught in interactive face-to-face sessions in small groups and is delivered by experienced and qualified English for Academic Purposes tutors. Classes begin from 30 January 2023.

Course dates, times and booking


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The ALACS team has been supporting students at the university for over 30 years.

We offer a wide range of in-depth, practice-based courses on vital skills, including writing successful assignments and dissertations, criticality, academic integrity, understanding feedback, effective presentation and discussion skills, and courses to develop important language skills such as grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation or social conversation - all delivered by experienced and qualified tutors.

We also offer subject-specific courses rooted in thorough research on what you need to succeed in your studies.

For individual support to suit your needs, you can book our very popular consultations.

We are here for you year-round from registration until graduation.

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Learning Development Team

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Based in Libraries, the Learning Development Team (previously Student Academic Skills, and Information Literacy), provides support for all students at the university.
We work with you throughout your academic journey by helping you find your resources, read them critically, and then transfer that understanding into expressing criticality and argument in your writing, presentations, and reflections. In addition to academic skills, we also support study skills such as time management, note making, revision strategies, referencing, and digital literacy.
You can access our online resources 24 hours a day, join our regular programme of webinars, or, if you need tailored support, book a 1-2-1 session with one of our learning development consultants or librarians.

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The Researcher Academy

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The Researcher Academy is the network for researchers, and staff who support them, at the University of Nottingham.

We provide specialist researcher training courses exclusively for postgraduate research students and early career researchers. We deliver a range of online and in-person courses that connect researchers with the skills they need to take their specialism to the world.

The central programme is for researchers from all disciplines, while the Faculty and Doctoral Training Programmes offer courses tailored for researchers in particular faculties or disciplines. You can access these short courses and other resources on our Training Hub.

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University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353