College study support

College-specific study support tailored for your subject.

All colleges

Technical support

Online study skills

You can browse the study skills web pages to find advice and support to help you develop your university-level academic skills.

Arts, Technology and Environment (CATE)

The study support team in the College of Arts, Technology and Environment (CATE) can help with developing your academic skills, one-to-one support, language and dyslexia support.

Support offered by CATE

Creative and Cultural Industries (Frenchay)

Writing skills with Jamie Lee Searle

The Royal Literary Fund is sponsoring Jamie Lee Searle as a Writing Fellow for students from the School of Arts.

In one-to-one consultations Jamie can:

  • make your writing clearer, sharper and stronger
  • suggest ways to improve the structure of your writing
  • answer questions on style and use of language
  • resolve any concerns you may have with your writing.

Jamie is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in 2S411 on Frenchay Campus. Appointments are flexible to your needs.

To book an appointment, email Jamie at

Public speaking and presentation skills workshops

Workshops covering presentation structure, body-language, projection, and dealing with nerves.

Workshop dates to be confirmed.

Creative Industries (City Campus)

One-to-one support for international/EU students

In one-to-one appointments City Campus study support staff can:

  • make your writing clearer, sharper and stronger
  • suggest ways to improve the structure and arguments of your essays and dissertations
  • answer questions on style and use of language
  • listen to any concerns you have about your writing
  • improve your editing and proofreading skills
  • advise on research methodologies
  • enhance your communication and presentation skills
  • answer referencing queries.

Appointments are available at Room 1F5, City Campus at Bower Ashton. Come along for a chat, sign-up for a one-to-one tutorial or email the Academic Learning Development (ALD) team at

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Mathematics and statistics support

If you need help with a particular mathematical or statistical problem, please consult the mathematics and statistics information. It includes information on the one-to-one espressoMaths drop-in service that runs at Frenchay during term time.

Programming support

If you need help with a programming problem please consult the IT study skills information. It includes information on the one-to-one espressoProgramming drop-in service that runs at Frenchay during term time.

Business and Law (CBL)

The College of Business and Law (CBL) Learning Hub provides one-to-one support and workshops.

Visit us in rooms 2X247 and 2X247A, Bristol Business School, Frenchay Campus between 11:00 and 14:00 on weekdays during term time.

To attend an activity or book an appointment, visit Infohub or the Events Diary, or email For help with booking, please view our video guide to booking an appointment or workshop at the Learning Hub in Bristol Business School.

You may also find our 10 top tips to improve your marks for business students (PDF) and law students (PDF) helpful.

We can support you via one-to-one appointments to discuss individual learning issues and workshops (including Peer Assisted Learning workshops) covering a range of topics, such as:

  • subject-specific support, eg 'how to write a case note for Law' and 'narrowing the topic of your economics dissertation'
  • time management
  • reading skills
  • writing skills
  • critical thinking
  • conducting literature reviews
  • referencing your work
  • getting used to studying in higher education.

The timetable of scheduled events varies.

View upcoming workshops

CBL Learning Hub staff

  • The CBL Librarians
  • Ami Dhakan – Assistant Support Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
  • Jisan Afrin – Assistant Support Lecturer in Economics
  • Siddique Pathan – Assistant Support Lecturer in Law
  • Alex Hathway – Assistant Support Lecturer in Law
  • Ana Ribeiro – Assistant Support Lecturer in Marketing
  • Anna Pissarello – Assistant Support Lecturer in Organisation Studies
  • Gina Simmons – Assistant Support Lecturer in Strategy, Operations and Management
  • Michael Cook – Graduate Assistant: Student Experience
  • Emilie Culwick – Assistant Support Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Health, Science and Society (CHSS)

The College of Health, Science and Society (CHSS) provides one-to-one and online study skills support.

Support offered by CHSS

School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences is offering all foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students support to improve their writing skills.

In one-to-one sessions professional writers, Clare and Claire, can help you improve your writing by:

  • discussing the way you structure your arguments
  • identifying how you can write clearer and more compelling prose
  • helping you to understand how to present your written work better
  • giving you the confidence to make the most of skills you already have but may not recognise.

They can discuss work you're doing for current assignments and give you feedback on assignments you have completed. You can meet early on in the process if you are unsure or overwhelmed: you don't have to wait until an assignment is almost due in. In fact, you can bring to them any concerns at all that you have about your writing. Clare and Claire are here to help you express your thoughts better on paper and to develop your own voice and writing style.

Appointments are free, one to one, and completely confidential.

Clare and Claire will be holding sessions in 3B022 on Frenchay Campus as well as some online sessions. You can book an appointment by emailing them. Appointments generally last around 50 minutes.

Please note that we do not offer a proof-reading service.

Further information about the writers

Clare Furniss is a best-selling author of novels for young adults Her forthcoming book, The Things We Leave Behind (Simon and Schuster), interweaves fairy tales with a story set in a near-future world. Clare has worked as a lecturer on the BA Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and as a Manuscript Tutor on the Bath Spa MA Writing for Young People. She previously worked in media relations in politics and the charity sector.

Claire Williamson is a poet, who also writes words for Welsh National Opera and practices therapeutic writing in health and social care. Claire worked as a Programme Leader for a social science based course at Metanoia for ten years.

Academic writing guide

An online guide to academic writing presented by Julian Evans is also available.

Education and Childhood (Frenchay)

Study skills support

Ann Cowling offers one-to-one sessions for students in the School of Education and Childhood in the following areas:

  • planning and structuring assignments
  • editing and proofreading
  • academic writing
  • referencing
  • grammar, punctuation and spelling.

To book an appointment email Ann at

Ann is based in 3S302, S Block, Frenchay Campus.

Mathematics and statistics support

If you need help with a particular mathematical or statistical problem please consult the mathematics and statistics information.

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