Academic Support Unit

The LMS Academic Support Unit (ASU)

We understand that as a university student you may face some academic challenges that you need help with. These may include:

  • writing assignments using appropriate academic English
  • understanding the difference between critique and critical analysis
  • correctly referencing sources in your assignments
  • structuring a dissertation
  • generic statistic support (Excel, SPSS)
  • knowing how to communicate effectively during oral presentations
  • effective revision techniques

To help you with these challenges, our team of dedicated academic support staff offer generic help and advice through Academic Support Unit (ASU) one-to-one sessions.

Who we are?

Do I need to book?

Yes, you need to book in to avoid waiting around. We also need an indication of what you would like to discuss, so you can be seen by the most appropriate member of staff.

To book and appointment please email us

We are located in Room C106, which is located close to Main Reception, College Lane Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Your laptop or tablet, memory stick or a printed copy of the work you would like us to help you with.

Please come with specific questions, for example:

  • you don’t understand what you are required to do in an assignment
  • you need help with structuring your conclusion
  • you have been told that your language needs to be more formal

Please note, we do not proof-read work and you must contact us a minimum of 2 weeks before your submission deadline to discuss specific assessments.

How long can I spend with a tutor?

Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

What type of support can I get?

We will not be able to read your complete assignment, but we are able to offer targeted advice. We can, for example:

  • Help you to improve the structure of an individual paragraph
  • Provide guidance on referencing
  • Make sense of tutor feedback to improve your future assignments
  • Suggest how to improve your academic writing style
  • Give advice on how to critically evaluate a short text
  • Direct you to further resources to help you with your studies (e.g. other UH workshops and on-line resources).

We look forward to seeing you at our ASU one-to-one sessions.

Where are we based?

We are located in Room C106 in the C Block corridor, Main building, College Lane Campus. You can contact us by email, please include your ID number and course in the email. We look forward to hearing from you.