Academic and study help

Whether you need general academic advice, are struggling with your workload or need to apply for mitigating circumstances, we have a range of support services to help you succeed in your academic journey.

Mitigating circumstances

If you think you might need to apply for mitigating circumstances, you can access information here.

AccessAbility Centre

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.

To talk to someone or request more information, 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.

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.

Advice Service

We have trained advisers 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. Visit 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. 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

We 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. See the website for full details of each service.

English Language Teaching Unit

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.

IT Services

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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