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Academic Liaison and Learning Development: Learning Advice

Who we are and what we do

How Can We Help?

Our team is made up of Academic Liaison Librarians and Learning Advisers. We work with students to develop academic skills, including academic writing, researching, thinking, and study skills.  We offer workshops every term and  individual appointments which can be booked through Engage


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Academic Skills Workshops

Come along to the Academic Skills sessions to become a more effective learner and develop skills for your future.  

Academic Learning Development 

Workshops and appointments on academic writing, critical thinking, presentations, exam preparation and other study skills. 

Academic Liaison Librarians 

Workshops on researching and referencing, and appointments on subject specific research.  

Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Fellows 

Appointments on planning, organising and producing written work provided by professional writers. 

 Book via Engage 


Book an appointment to get individual advice on subject-specific research with a Librarian or on academic writing and learning skills with a Learning Adviser.

Online Resources

Check out our online library guides to help you get started in researching your subject; understanding how to use Library Search and to cite and reference everything correctly.

Our Academic skills guides will help you to think and read critically; Learn how to study for exams; take notes; write reports; manage your time and do presentations. There are webinars you can watch as well as in-depth online guides on many more topics.



Academic Skills Programme

Academic skills workshops include:

  • research
  • referencing
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • essay writing
  • report writing
  • reflective writing
  • literature reviews
  • dissertations
  • presentations
  • exam preparation


Exam and dissertation workshops run at key points throughout the year as part of the Academic Skills programme. They are delivered in collaboration with colleagues from Disability Learning Support and other members of  professional services. Workshops include: revision techniques, memory for exams, exam techniques, stress management, dissertation research, dissertation writing, Westminster Harvard Referencing, using RefWorks.

PASS dates for 2019/20:

2-6 December

16-20 March 

22-26 June 

Students can book PASS workshops 30 days ahead of PASS weeks at

Postgraduate Cafes

These are a series of workshops held at Marylebone Road dedicated to postgraduate students, where peer learning and peer support is actively encouraged.