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Mentoring Service

The Academic Skills Service 

Peer mentors provide free support virtually, via email or face-to-face during term time. They offer support to students on academic writing and study skills, and can help you with:

  • Gaining confidence as a writer and developing your skillset.
  • Learning how to navigate technology and Uni systems.
  • Support on critical reading and note-taking skills.  
  • Support on essay planning, structure, reflective and critical writing, literature reviews, and dissertations.  
  • Support with referencing and proofreading techniques.  
  • Support with presentation and time management skills. 
  • Support on revision and exam techniques.
  • Understanding feedback from your tutors. 
  • Access to free online resources.   
  • Access to free online one-to-one appointments and online feedback for essays.
  • Bookable workshops outside of class time and online webinars.

The peer mentors cannot:

  • Proofread your assignments or dissertations.
  • Advise on content or subject-related issues.
  • Make corrections or changes to an assignment.
  • Correct or teach grammar.
  • Mark or evaluate pieces of work.

To find out more take a look at our Academic Skills FAQs and our short informative video about the mentoring service.