Academic and study help

I have a disability, learning difficulty or long term condition and need study support

The AccessAbility Centre provides support and practical help if you have a specific learning difficulty, disabilities, and long term conditions, including mental health issues. They can also help with Disabled Students’ Allowance or arranging alternative exam arrangements. Their online study guides include time management, preparing for exams, making notes and writing an essay.

Call 0116 252 5002, email, see or visit us on the ground floor of the David Wilson Library, 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

I need general academic advice or support

Your personal tutor

Your personal tutor can provide help and advice about your studies by discussing your study skills, helping you to understand assignment feedback, turning it into actionable goals, and helping you find additional resources such as books and articles. To make the most of your sessions, see our guide to using your tutor effectively.

Your department

Your department can help with academic queries, including mitigating circumstances or course information. If you are unable to attend a class, tell your department/school office or your personal tutor straightaway.

Education Unit

We have trained advisors provide guidance on a range of academic issues, if you are worried about your studies or course. Our website also includes exam tips and preparing for exams. You can even destress with the Union's therapy dog, Vinnie.

ContactVisit the website for a full list of appointment options. You can also visit us in the main Students' Union office, on the balcony opposite Starbucks, in the Students' Union between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.


We offer a range of services for you. Book a Librarian for help with finding information, literature searching, using subject databases, referencing and using bibliographic software.  Our drop-in Mathematics Help Centre offers support in understanding and working through maths and statistics related content. The Help Centre is open from 3.00pm to 6.00pm on the ground floor of the Library and  is open to all students.

Contact: Visit us in the David Wilson Library, email us, or call on 0116 252 2043.

Your peer mentor

If you are in your first year, you will have been allocated a peer mentor (unless you have opted out) who can listen to your concerns and provide informal support.

Succeed In Your Studies

Offers workshops, resources and academic appointments to help you feel confident with your academic work, including for assignments, revision and exams.

Resources include: revision timetable templates, top ten tips for revision and exams, and how to organise your time.

Contact: See the website for full details of each service.

I need help with my English and I am an international student

The English Language Teaching Unit offers free English language support courses and classes if you are a current international student and want to improve your English.

Visit the English Language Teaching Unit website for full details.

I need help with IT

If you need any IT Support visit the Help Zone in the David Wilson Library (ground floor), call 0116 252 2253, or visit the IT Help webpages.

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