Academic skills appointments

Appointments with a Learning Adviser

You can book a 45-minute one-to-one appointment with a Learning Adviser to look at a range of issues, including:

  • structuring and clarifying your written ideas and arguments
  • delivering effective presentations
  • undertaking literature reviews and dissertations
  • time management and effective study techniques

The appointment can be one-to-one, or for a group of up to six students.

Please note: this is not a proof-reading service and we do not provide subject tuition. 

Booking an appointment

Appointments take place at 101 New Cavendish Street and at our Harrow Campus.

To book an appointment, please visit Engage.

You can book an appointment up to two weeks in advance. 

Need to cancel your booking?

Bookings can be cancelled via your ‘dashboard’ in Engage.

Have a question?

Contact our learning advisers at [email protected].

Further support for Harrow students

Royal Literary Fund Fellow in Harrow

Leigh Russell is here to offer you advice and support with your academic writing. 

Leigh is a well-known crime fiction writer whose books have sold more than a million copies. Her novels include the popular Geraldine Steel series set in England, and the Lucy Hall series set in the Seychelles, Paris and Rome. Visit Leigh's website if you would like to find out more about her and her books.

You can book a 40-minute support session with Leigh on Tuesday or Thursday between 10am and 4pm. Sessions take place in Library Meeting Room 2 during term time. You can call her on extension 68264.

Book an appointment with Leigh.

Ali Knight provides academic and writing advice on improving your writing and expressive skills. She does not provide English grammar support.

Ali is a novelist and national newspaper journalist. Her four standalone crime novels include Wink Murder, published in 11 languages and turned into a television script, and The First Cut, which the Telegraph called "one of the top ten crime novels to take on holiday". Her latest novel, The Silent Ones, was called "fiendishly clever" by the Daily Mail. Visit Ali's website for more information on who she is and what she does.

You can book a 50-minute academic writing session with Ali on Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 5pm during term time. Sessions will take place in Library Meeting Room 2. You can call Ali on extension 68264.

Book an appointment with Ali.

Specialist Study Skills Adviser

The specialist Media, Arts and Design Study Skills Adviser, Rosey Briggs McCracken, works with those students who have additional study support needs such as dyslexia. Rosey also works with students who are returning to studies later in life or who may have difficulties with the fundamentals of academic writing and study skills techniques.

Rosey offers one to one appointments in Library Meeting Room 2 on Mondays only between 10am and 5pm and you can call her on extension 68264.

Book an appointment with Rosey.

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