Skills Team appointments

You can use this page to book an online appointment with the Skills Team.

Types of appointment:

Skills Team appointments are run online via Microsoft Teams (web conferencing software). When you connect to your appointment in Adobe Connect, the adviser will let you choose how you want to communicate. Microsoft Teams allows us both to share audio/video, share screens, text-chat and share work. 

When you book an appointment, you will recieve a further email with instructions on how to connect your PC or mobile device. This will include a link (URL) that you will need to follow at the time of your appointment. 

Academic skills and writing

For academic writing, study skills, referencing, critical thinking, presentations and research

Information Search Skills

For finding information, literature searching, referencing, using academic journal databases, RefWorks and systematic reviews. 


For Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), RefWorks, EndNote, SPSS and NVivo

Writing (RLF)

Book an appointment our Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Fellow, Martin Sketchley, to focus on your writing and related skills (reading, planning, grammar). 


Appointment format:

Skills Adviser Appointment

Appointment format

Appointments are delivered online via Adobe Connect. They are 25 minutes long and we can see you individually, in pairs or small groups. Please connect promptly and bring along the work you need help with. 

What to expect from an appointment

Advisers provide help for specific academic study queries and will provide advice on how to become more independent in your learning. Our advisers will therefore try to help you with your query and give you advice on what you can do next to improve your academic study skills.

What NOT to expect from an appointment

We cannot proofread your work for you but will provide tips and guidance on how to proofread your own work. Proofreading and editing is a skill you need to develop to become an independent learner so repeated requests to review similar work will be discouraged. We want to help you help yourself so please avoid booking repeat appointments out of habit.

Problems with your internet connection or worried about the software? We also offer telephone and email appointments. 

Request an online, telephone or email appointment