Faculty study support

Faculty-specific extra study support tailored for your subject.

All faculties

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, Creative Industries and Education (ACE)

The study support team in the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education can help with writing skills, one-to-one support, language and dyslexia support.

ACE support by department

Creative and Cultural Industries (Frenchay)

Writing skills with Laura Beatty

The Royal Literary Fund is sponsoring Laura Beatty as a Writing Fellow for students from the School of Creative and Cultural Industries.

In one-to-one consultations Laura 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.

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

To book an appointment, email Laura at Laura.Beatty@uwe.ac.uk.

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 academicsupport.city@uwe.ac.uk.

Related specialist support

Education and Childhood (Frenchay)

Study skills support

Ann Cowling offers one-to-one sessions for students in the Department 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.cowling@uwe.ac.uk.

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

Business and Law (FBL)

The Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) 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 13:00 on weekdays during term time.

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

We can support you via one-to-one appointments to discuss individual learning issues and workshops (including peer-led PAL 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

FBL Learning Hub staff

  • Andrew Rogers - FBL Faculty Academic Director for Student Experience.
  • The FBL Librarians.
  • PAL Leaders - Hannah Carr (AEF), Vanessa Larner (Business Management) and Marina Aristodemou (Law).
  • Lucy Downs - Assistant Support Lecturer in Human Resource Management.
  • Siddique Pathan – Assistant Support Lecturer in Law.
  • Anna Pissarello – Assistant Support Lecturer in Organisation Studies.
  • Gina Simmons - Assistant Support Lecturer in Strategy, Operations and Management. 
  • Nhi Ho - Graduate Assistant: Student Experience.

Environment and Technology (FET)

Specialist support in the Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET) to help you develop your academic skills.

FET support by area

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.

Health and Applied Sciences (HAS)

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences provides one-to-one and online study skills support.

Support offered by HAS

Department of Social Sciences

The Department 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 Peter, 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 Peter can help you express your thoughts more effectively and help you to develop your own voice and writing style.

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

Clare and Peter are offering online sessions this year. You can book an appointment by emailing them. Appointments generally last around 45 minutes.

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

Further information about the writers

Peter Oswald is a playwright, he was Writer in Residence at Shakespeare’s Globe, his plays have been performed there, at the National Theatre, in the West End, on Broadway and all over the world. He is also a poet and performer. View Peter's website.

Juliet Clare Bell (always known as Clare) is a children’s author. She is currently editing her first young adult novel. Prior to being a children’s author, Clare worked at Bristol University as a research developmental psychologist. View Juliet's website.

Workshops on writing skills led by Julian Evans

A series of workshops will take place during the year to help you improve your writing skills.

Julian has produced a video on academic writing. To access this resource you will need to enter your UWE Bristol username and password.

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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