Services for Students

Specialist study skills support

We have a team of Specialist Study Support Tutors who can help you develop strategies to manage your studies effectively and become an independent learner.  

We are here to help you if you have a disability, mental health difficulty, long-term medical condition, autistic spectrum condition, or a specific learning difference such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or ADHD.

If you do not have a disability and are looking for general study skills advice please contact the Student Academic Skills Team.

One-to-one support

Our one-to-one support sessions are available throughout the year and can be tailored to suit individual needs. Common areas of focus include:

  • Note-taking strategies
  • Active reading strategies
  • Question analysis
  • Planning and structuring writing for essays, reports, and dissertations
  • How best to revise for exams
  • Exam techniques
  • Time management and organisation

If you have a Support Plan through the Disability Support Service you can use our new self-service appointment booking system on Student Life. To book an appointment with a Specialist Study Support Tutor follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Student Life appointment booking portal available here 
  2. Then click on one of the options below the ‘What would you like to talk about?’ heading 
  3. You will now be able to view availability and book.

Appointments are available from the 16 January 2023 onward. You can choose an in-person or an online Teams appointment.  In-person appointments are at Cherry Tree Lodge, University Park.

If you need to amend or cancel your booking, you can also do this by logging in to the Student Life portal.

DSA Needs Assessors should note we are not a registered provider.

Group sessions

We also offer group sessions and workshops and a Support Group for students with ADHD. 

Please let us know if you are interested in other topics and we'll contact you about future workshops too.

This complements the support and advice that your School may offer, and you should check the support that is available from the Disability Liaison Officer (DLO).


Student Services

University Park

Please see our need help page for telephone and online contact points