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Academic Engagement and Learning Development Team: Academic Skills

Who we are and what we do

How Can We Help?

Are you looking to develop academic and lifelong skills, including academic writing, critical thinking, researching, and other study skills? The Academic Engagement and Learning Development team offers to University of Westminster students the following academic skills support:

  • Workshops 
  • One-to-one appointments 
  • Online guides 

If you've got a question, contact us through library chat or email us at

Academic Skills Workshops

During term time, our professional team delivers friendly and interactive workshops to help you improve academic skills, including:

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

For more information and to book your place check on Engage


Book an appointment with us! 

Academic Engagement Librarians

Advice on subject-specific research and referencing.

Academic Learning Development

Appointments and email feedback providing advice on academic writing and study skills.

NEW: Studiosity

Written feedback or instant chat available 24/7 provided by Studiosity, an external online learning advice service. Access it through Blackboard, under Books and Tools

On Blackboard, in your module, 1) go to books and tools and 2) find the Studiosity tool

students writing

Online Guides

Our library guides will help you get started in researching your subject; understanding how to use Library Search and how to cite and reference everything correctly. There are also subject guides to get you started in finding library material for your studies.

Our Academic skills guides will help you to think and read criticallyread more effectively and take notes; write essays, reports, and reflective accounts; express your ideas in academic English; learn onlinemanage your time and prepare presentations; improve your exam preparation techniques.