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Subject-specific tutors and resources

If you are looking for help with a particular area of your academic studies or would like to improve your effectiveness as a student, you should first check your school or department’s Moodle page or web page (see below). These have a wealth of online resources that you can use as an aid to your studies. If you are looking for face-to-face help, please check for upcoming workshops.

Subject-specific learning development tutors and co-ordinators are also here to provide you with additional study skills guidance and support in your subject area. 

If you are unsure which school runs your course, check our schools and departments page.

study skills pages (Moodle)

  • School of Arts Study Skills module: Contains links, PowerPoint slides from workshops, and other resources to help with reading for the arts and humanities, essay and commentary writing, referencing, second-language learning, revision and exam techniques.
  • School of BEI Study Skills: You will find resources, links and workshop recordings to help you with academic writing, referencing, giving a presentation, planning your revision, research and general study skills.
  • School of BEI Study Skills in Mathematics: You will find resources and links to help you with general and specific mathematics and statistics skills as well as video tutorials on using statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA or Excel.
  • School of Law Learning Development: You will be able to access a range of study resources such as slides from past workshops and other learning materials.
  • School of Science: Learning Resources in Psychology Moodle module: This contains general information about the course and academic support resources (e.g. getting organised, essay writing, report writing, APA citing and referencing). 

Central study skills team 

  • Sal Campbell (Learning Development Tutor - Academic Writing)  
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  • Sal provides help and guidance in the following areas: 
    • general academic writing, including essay and assignment writing 
    • granular writing skills, such as sentence structure and punctuation, writing style and conventions, and academic English. 
  • Deborah Grange (Learning Development Tutor - Technology Enhanced Learning
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  • Deborah provides help and guidance in the following areas: 
    • training and advice in any aspect of technology-enhanced teaching and learning 
    • flexible and blended learning 
    • innovative assessment techniques 
    • accessibility.
  • Rob Martin (Learning Development Tutor - Inclusive Technology) 
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  • Rob provides help and guidance in the following areas: 
    • the use of technology in study skills for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties (SpLD)
    • accessibility issues and inclusive practice for teaching staff
    • Breaking Barriers Kit workshops, which aim to take a more creative approach to traditional study skills, such as: 
      • essay writing using mind mapping methods/software
      • developing stronger reading skills using multimedia approaches
      • using psychological techniques to optimise study effectiveness.

School of Arts

  • Fleur Rothschild (Learning Development Tutor) 
    • or tel: +44 (0)20 3073 8411 
    • Office: Room 210, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square
    • Contact Fleur for help with problems which are affecting your study performance. Fleur offers one-to-one meetings with undergraduates in the School of Arts.
  • Browse the programme of workshops designed to enhance the study and academic English skills of all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) of the arts and humanities.
  • School of Arts Study Skills modulecontains links, PowerPoint slides from workshops, and other resources to help with reading for the arts and humanities, essay and commentary writing, referencing, second-language learning, revision and exam techniques.

School of Business, Economics and Informatics

School of Law

School of Science

  • Department of Biological Sciences 
  • Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences 
    • Steve Hirons, Learning Development Co-ordinator ()
    • Steve can help students in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences with academic support to help you excel in your studies.
  • Department of Psychological Sciences
    • Cert HE, Accelerated Foundation Year and BSc Route 1a students
      • Dr Michael Mallaghan, Programme Director for Cert HE and Foundation Year ()
      • Office: Room 524, Malet Street Building
      • Cert HE students: In the first instance contact your module tutor for advice, if you need further support contact Michael.
      • Accelerated Foundation Year and 1a students: to arrange a tutorial.
    • FD/BA Psychology for Education students
      • Ana da Cunha Lewin, Programme Director for FD/BA for Education Programme ()
      • All FD/BA students have a structured programme of personal and professional development (including study skills support) as part of the module 'Psychology and Education: Integrating Theory and Practice', and resources and guidance can be found on Moodle. Please discuss any queries with your module lecturer or personal tutor in the first instance. If you require further support, please for a tutorial.
    • BSc, BA and MSc students
      • Dr Germaine Symons, Learning Development Tutor ()
      • Dr Claire Santorelli, Psychology Study Skills Co-ordinator ()
      • Office: Room 514, Malet Street Building
      • Contact Germaine or Claire for support regarding academic study skills (e.g. improving essay or report writing, time management, exam preparation), and pastoral issues (e.g. unexpected life or health events that affect your studies). They can also refer people with long term issues to the appropriate student service (e.g. mental health, counselling or disability and dyslexia service).
    • Learning Resources in Psychology Moodle modulecontains general information (e.g. handbooks, term dates, policies and procedures) and academic support resources (e.g. getting organised, essay writing, report writing, APA citing and referencing).

School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy

  • Rose Raymond (Learning Development Co-ordinator)
    • or tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6356
    • Contact the Learning Development Co-ordinator if you are a student in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy and you need help identifying which learning development resource is most suited to your needs.

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